A mum bought her little boy a toy spider that reacts to noise – it did not end well

It can be difficult to find that perfect gift for someone, as 22-year-old mum, Hilary Hard, discovered when she was searching for something for her young son, Leo.

She spotted an electronic spider toy online, which reacts to noise. It seemed perfect for a lively little boy – luckily, she didn’t wait until Christmas morning to see his reaction.

This is how the tale unfolded.