When the weather turned hot in Minnesota, nine-year-old Gracen took advantage of it and opened up his lemonade stand for business. The Brooklyn Park boy was selling them for $1/cup had a pretty good day of sales and earned about $20!
His dad Mark, tells KTIS-TV about it; “Two junior high kids on bikes drove by his stand and stole $20 out of his cup. Gracen called me up and asked me if he should call the police, and I said that he probably shouldn’t bother them, but I did pray for him over the phone using the verse from Proverbs 6:31 that says whatever the thief steals, he has to pay back sevenfold. Later I called him back and told him to go ahead and call the police that if they weren’t busy maybe they would help him out. When I got home there were two Brooklyn Park police cars on the street in front of his lemonade stand and the nice lady officer told him she was going to replace his $20, and she said, ‘but I want Dad to hold on to it,’ so she gave it to me to hold for him. After that, a third police car showed up, and that officer asked for 2 cups of lemonade and gave him $5. By the end of the day, he had $50 because of the officers,” Mark said.
“My wife and I were really blessed. In fact the next day another officer stopped by for lemonade, and she was out there with tears in her eyes thanking him. She couldn’t believe that people would do this for a child. I had tears in my eyes too, that it was so precious that something so little could mean so much,” Mark said to KTIS.
Gracen really appreciated the officers kindness as well and says he is going to make them cookies and take them to the station in a few days.