When I was a kid, my brothers and I used to have a lemonade stand, and we tainted it with Pop Tart samples as well. Drove up the competition.
My uncle was a cop and he used to stop by with his squad car to help us fill our coffers.
And by the end of the day, we’d racked up a healthy buck and a half to go down to the local candy store to buy candy and records…you know, the old 45 singles?
After quite a few summers of dealing in lemonade and Pop Tart samples, I hung up my pitcher and moved on to catching carp and selling them to the local Jewish businessmen. Much more lucrative.
But A little girl in Kansas apparently had a much better business plan than me and my brothers.
“Three-year-old Hannah Pasley wants to be a police officer when she grows up and that’s why she started her lemonade stand — to buy herself a police officer costume.
According to the Kansas City Star, after holding two separate lemonade stands, she finally raised enough money to buy the costume.
Shortly after purchasing her costume, she went back to work, hoping that the costume would attract an officer to stop by.
And with the help of her parents and some other trusted adults, they started to gain some attention on Facebook.
Pleading to people in the area, a friend of Hannah’s aunt explained to Facebook how Hannah loves the police and would love for them to come buy lemonade.
Sure enough, the first one came about an hour and a half after the original Facebook posts. Then a flood of officers started showing up at Hannah’s stand.
Some came in squad cars with flashing lights and sirens, while others came on horseback.
In total, she got to meet about 50+ police officers, as well as some police dogs and horses. There was even a helicopter fly over, according to the report.
Yeah, definitely a better plan than we had. If only I had thought of that whole police angle, man!
And it reminds us once again that our brave police officers are often suckers for adorable kids who were taught to respect the men in blue.