Lamar Odom Tells Kids “Don’t Do Drugs” and Pays for Birthday Party

Lamar Odom has been on a recent publicity tour to help erase all rumors surrounding his drug use and ill behavior, by having peaceful conversations with paparazzi and fans.

His most recent stunt tops the cake.

According to TMZ reports:

Do as he says, not as he does — at least that was Lamar Odom’s advice to a 7-year-old boy Saturday night … when he warned him about the dangers of drug abuse.

Odom was at a birthday party at Tokyo Delves in North Hollywood — along with about 20 people — when the young boy named Elijah approached Odom to ask for a photo.

Elijah’s mother tells us, Odom initially turned the kid down, offering to shake Elijah’s hand instead and have a brief conversation … which they did.

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The mom says Lamar pontificated about the merits of education and staying in school — and even encouraged Elijah (who is tall for his age) to play basketball — but the ironic twist, Lamar finished the conversation by telling him, “Don’t do drugs.”

He then offered to take the above photo, despite previously refusing.

And this is cool — sources in the restaurant say Lamar covered the tab for the birthday party (totaling more than $1,000) and left a $200 tip.

Did he really have to say “don’t do drugs????