Jeremy Ryzhonkov, in Everett, Washington took his live savings of 50 dollars to set up a lemonade stand. Over the next few weeks he almost doubled his money to $90. Then a man stopped by and said he wanted to bless the boys efforts by buying a glass for $100 and only wanted $85 in change. $15 was more than he had ever made in a day and Jeremy was thankful!
He then took the $100 to buy more supplies and to have change. He then found out it was a fake. He'd lost all the money he’d earned. He was wiped out and didn't even have enough to continue with his stand.
When Jeremy’s neighbor, Amy Steenfott, found out about the boy getting scammed, she asked his parents for permission to set up a GoFundMe to make it up to him. The word got out and in no time, hundreds of people had donated to the crowdfund, raising more than $13-thousand.
Amy posted an update on the GoFundMe page offering thanks and saying how Jeremy and his family were blown away by people’s generosity. “Again THANK YOU from the bottoms of our hearts,” she wrote. “This proves that there are so many great people in this world and we far surpass the bad ones.”
Police are still looking for the crook.