Meanwhile, out front, some of the children in attendance had found a toad resting in the dirt near the breezeway between the house and the garage.
A discussion broke out among the children about how and whether to handle the toad. They were admonished by Rivera to just leave the creature alone, and that it would hop back to its home in the woods after everyone had left.
According to Chinese lore, the presence of toads is good luck, meaning that good news, usually wealth-related, would come to the occupants of the home a toad visits.
Seems like it already has.