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Basically everyone is in a state of panic right now. With the coronavirus rapidly spreading, and everyday goods such as toilet paper, disinfectant, and hand sanitizer flying off the shelves, now more than ever people are desperate to get their hands on even the most basic things. And while some fall into a bout of terror, others find a way to capitalize on it. A UK boy was one of those people, and now he's being praised for it.

It's no secret that the need for hand sanitizer is at an all-time high.

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With the coronavirus unfortunately showing no signs of slowing down, world citizens are constantly looking to hand sanitizer to help them combat the virus. So much so, that it's almost impossible to find the disinfecting product, with there being growing instances of people making their own and even selling homemade ones to the masses.

A young student is one of those capitalizing on the scarcity. 

Jenny Tompkins, a UK mother, revealed that her son had been suspended for selling pumps of hand sanitizer in school. 

"This is a picture of my teenage son just getting in from school," she captioned a photo of her son. "Why is he getting in from school at 10:53am you ask? Schools don't finish until 3pm. Well the little turd has just been expelled from school for the day after been caught charging students 50p a squirt for hand sanitiser to protect themselfs from the bloody corona virus!! Very hard to discipline this behaviour when his dad phones him from work to call him a f*cking legend. **Edit. I can't keep up with the comments. For those asking, he made £9! He bought a multipack of Doritos and saving the rest to buy a kebab later."


Tompkins' son is being praised in the comments.

Hand sanitizer
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"This will be a story in decades of the genius entrepreneur who made his first millions from having his fingers in lots of pies," someone wrote. "Don't let the system fight you down, you have the mind of an entrepreneur, keep it up, you're going places," said another.

We've got a businessman on our hands, folks.

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Someone that young who can identify a need and fulfill it while putting money in his pocket? We understand why his mother is finding it hard to discipline him. Could this be the next Elon, Bill, or Steve? Only time will tell.