7-Year-Old Boy Opens Lemonade Stand to Buy Box of Doughnuts for El Monte Police

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In what El Monte police described this weekend as a “heart melting moment,” a 7-year-old boy opened a lemonade stand amid triple digit temperatures just so he could raise enough money to buy a box of doughnuts for the department.

Cruz Acostra spent the entire day on Friday serving lemonade — even as temperatures soared to 100 degrees — in order to reach his goal, the El Monte Police Department said in a Facebook post.

“With all the stuff happening on the news, our son felt compelled to show you all you are appreciated,” his parents explained to police, according to the post.

The determined youngster achieved his goal, showing up to the police station with his parents and a “huge pink box” of “delicious” doughnuts that he bought with his hard-earned money, the department said.

Police expressed gratitude and appreciation to the boy and his family for his efforts.

“Thank you Acosta family and thank you Cruz for your support. Your sign of appreciation is humbling and a reminder of why each of our members feels they belong to our community,” the post said.


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