When life handed one kid lemons in Saskatchewan, he literally made lemonade.
Ten-year-old Jayden West recently opened up his very own lemonade stand in Martensville after his family fell on hard times. Since his parents have been missing many of their bill payments, the family’s power was recently cut.
Of course, local resident Lise Leblanc didn’t know any of that when she noticed his stand and stopped by for a drink this week. But after meeting Jayden and learning more about why he was raising the money, she couldn’t help but post about the boy on Facebook.
“I went and saw him and he’s just the most polite and earnest and incredible little guy!” Leblanc said in the post. “When I asked what he was saving money for he said, ‘I’m doing this because my dad is really poor right now.'”
Warning: The post below contains coarse language
Within moments, Leblanc’s post went viral. It’s already been shared more than 3,000 times, and now business is booming at the ol’ lemonade stand. There have been lineups to get some of Jayden’s homemade drinks, with some people paying as much as $20 for a single glass. Not bad, especially when you consider the entire town has a population of 7,500.
“Well I just wanted to help out because my dad lost his job,” Jayden said. “Mainly because I wanted to get the power back on.”
Needless to say, those lights should be looking pretty bright by now. You can see the heartwarming story for yourself in the video above.