Girl banned from selling mistletoe to get braces wins over Megyn Kelly

The plucky 11-year-old Oregon girl who was kicked out of the Portland Saturday Market for selling mistletoe without a license made an appearance on “The Kelly File” Wednesday night and totally won over the Fox News host, Megyn Kelly.

Amazingly, Madison Root was told she couldn’t sell her hand-cut and packaged holiday favorite, but she was free to beg.

Kelly asked her what made her so upset when she was forced to stop selling.

“What made me so mad was that he said I could beg, but I couldn’t work hard and sell,” she replied. “What has society come to — teaching these kids that it’s okay to beg instead of work hard and sell?”

“How old are you?” Kelly asked. When Madison replied that she was 11, Kelly said, “Incredible — going on 30, and the next President of the United States in 25 years.”

At the close of the interview, Kelly predicted, “I see great things for you in your future, Hon.”

Madison beamed at this, exposing her top row of new braces.

When Glenn Beck heard Madison’s story, he set her up to sell her items through his website, and she sold out in an hour. She’s working feverishly to put together another 1,000.

Watch the interview, and check out A cappella group’s amazing version of ‘Little Drummer Boy’ goes insanely viral.

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  • Mamatex

    That is awesome and thanks to all who have shown her kindness

  • Lorraine Stuart

    What a wonderful young girl. She will do great things with her life.

  • butterflyinoh

    I hope other children her age will see this and want to be like her!!!

  • Sandra Collins

    YES THEY WILL SUPPORT A SORRY BUTT, BUT WORKING PEOPLE GET PUNISHED.

  • Howard Turner

    the one thing we all seem to forget is that mistletoe is poisonous if the berries are eaten this should have been a deciding factor and certainly not the ability to beg instead of work for her cash

    • RITA

      MOST KNOW DECOR IS FOR SIGHT NOT EATING . WELL .. IT USE TO BE PEOPLE HAD A BRAIN LIKE THAT NOW A DAYS I WONDER IF ANYONE HAS BRAINS LEFT THAT HAVE NOT BEEN POISONED ,.

      • Howard Turner

        apparently no one has the brains to think that if a young child sees it and doesn’t understand its poisonous they could eat the berries caution isnt stupid but being ill prepared is

        • Sal LaMarca

          You an idiot.

          • Howard Turner

            you wouldn’t know an idiot if you saw one in the mirror

    • Gary Ross Calvert

      Batteries are dangerous if ingested. Light bulbs can shock or break and cut. Vitamins and supplements are toxic in high doses. And worst of all stupidity is apparently communicable.

      • Howard Turner

        batteries don’t look like food light bulbs dont look like food and the amount of vitamins you would have to take usualy isnt in someones house in that large an amount but only a few mistletoe berries will kill a child

    • SB

      you seriously did not just write that, did you ??????

  • RITA

    IN OUR STATE OF MAINE OUR GOVERNOR WANTS TO MAKE IT LEGAL FOR KIDS AT THE AGE OF 12 CAN WORK AND EVERYONE IS THROWING A FIT OVER IT I PERSONALLY THINK IT IS GREAT AND TEACHES KIDS TO WORK VERSES FREE LOADING . AND IT IS NOT STATING THEY HAVE TO WORK .. JUST MAKES IT POSSIBLE FOR THEM TO IF THEY CHOOSE TO .. I HOPE HE GETS IT PUT THROUGH .

    • Doug

      As Maine goes so goes the nation.

  • mike

    Being from Oklahoma State, the mistletoe is the stste flower, alto it is not one. Has to do with the history of settler, his dying wife and a new born child, in winter. I however cling to the romantic side of the sprig under the arch….Merry Christmas

  • Doug

    The best thing that can happen to you is to get frozen out and have tv. pick up your story and you’re on your way.

  • BillieJoe Allgood

    I FREAKING LOVE THIS KID!!!! Gives me a little bit of hope for the future.

  • Becky J Barrow

    Very heartening story! I hope more kids get this message and follow in her footsteps.