Boy Starts Lemonade Stand to Raise Cash for a ‘Date’ with Mom After Dad Dies of Cancer


The story of six-year-old Brady Campbell is warming hearts — and making us sad at the same time — since the boy started a lemonade stand to raise enough money to take his mom out on a “date” after his father died of cancer.

Little Brady, a resident of Denver, Colorado, said that he promised his dying dad that he would treat his mom to a night on the town after dad passed from colon cancer. But Brady didn’t have enough money.

So, the very day after his dad passed away, Brady set up a lemonade stand to raise money to fulfill his promise.

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“My dad and I came up with the idea of a lemonade stand to take my mom on a date because I didn’t have enough money and I wanted to pay, so I did it,” Brady told FOX 31 Denver.

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Brady and his father in happier times:

But soon enough, word began to spread about the tyke’s plans and people began to take notice.

Soon the Denver Fire Department rode in to help.

“It was amazing. You could just feel the warmth and energy and such a positive thing in such a tragic time for us. It really lifted our spirits and really made Brady so happy. Brandon was a savvy businessman and wanted to teach Brady all those lessons, and I could just [see] it happening. It made my heart really happy,” Brady’s mother Amanda said.

The Denver Fire Department to the rescue:

Brady’s little lemonade stand raised $244 in the very first day, the media noted.

But then someone started a GoFundMe page that raised a whopping $12,000 in the same amount of time.

As to his date night plan, Brady was not yet sure what he would do.

“Maybe we will have our Friday night date night. Brandon and I used to do that, so I think we will start that and take the time to spend that time together,” his mom said. “I feel like [the lemonade stand] gives some purpose to such a tragedy,” the boy’s mom said.

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