12-year-old Jaelynn Wilson of South Bend Indiana was totally surprised when Police Officer Ron Glon showed up at his house. He thought he might be in trouble. His mom Tina came running out of the house to ask the officer what he was doing. Turns out Ron wanted to lend a hand with the lemonade, popcorn and sales. And if that wasn’t enough, Officer Glon said "I’m going to match 100 percent of what we take in, out of my pocket."
Jaelynn didn't know what to say, as he tells WNDU news “I’m out of words, I’m out of words. It’s crazy.”
Marcia Brown, a repeat customer of Jaelynn’s tells WNDU “Ron Glon is a sweet person. So when I heard the name Officer Ron was helping, I said that is going to be Mr. Glon!" Marcia was correct.
The interaction means a lot to Jaelynn who added. “It came to my heart and I thought of him like a family member because it really meant a lot for a police officer to help somebody who they don’t even know. They are just out here doing what the want to do, and he came to support.”
The officer says his reason for helping Jaelynn goes beyond just being kind.
“His mother is concerned about him not knowing whether or not to trust police officers or not. My job is to show him and her that he has nothing to worry about. Don’t be fearful, don’t be afraid of us.”
Jaelynn's dream is to turn his lemonade stand into a food truck one day, plus buy a Nissan GTR, and join the NBA.