Six-year-old Brady Campbell is one of the bravest and sweetest young men you’re likely to encounter.
Like many kids his age, Brady decided to setup a lemonade stand outside his family’s home in Stapleton, Colorado. While children across the country have been selling the sweet, summertime staple as a way to raise money for some incredible causes, Brady’s fundraiser tugs at the heart form every direction imaginable.
With a smile that’s bright enough to light up an entire community, casual onlookers would never know that Brady’s father, Brandon, who had helped him with all of the details behind his new venture, had just lost his battle with cancer less than 24 hours prior. It wasn’t until a police officer stopped to grab a cup did the enterprising entrepreneur share his story along with exactly what he was trying to raise money for: Brady wanted to take his mom out on a date.
The Denver police officer paid for his lemonade, then did the only thing you can in a situation like this: he called for backup.
Taking to his radio, he notified fellow officers who in turn, passed the word along to area firefighters and emergency responders. Soon the entire community caught wind of this amazing story and lines were backing up down the block. Brady’s proud mom telling news station 9NEWS “Words can not describe what this meant to him.”
While most people don’t need a reason to get a cold drink on a hot day, this story is a small reminder that the sweetest things at those seasonal, street-side stands can often be the kids behind them.