Photo credit: Amanda Campbell
DENVER (FOX 35 ORLANDO) - A 6-year-old boy in Denver who recently lost his dad to cancer is melting hearts across the internet for his sweet gesture to his grieving mother.
Brady Campbell started a lemonade stand to fulfill a dying wish from his father who lost his battle with colon cancer on July 7. He was 37-years-old.
"My dad and I came up with the idea of a lemonade stand to take my mom on a date because I didn't have enough money and I wanted to pay, so I did it," Brady said, according to FOX 31 Denver.
He set up a sign outside of his home that read "$1 or best off." Friends and neighbors came out to support him and help him reach his goal.
A Denver police officer took notice of the stand and learned that Brady's father had recently died. That's when the officer called in reinforcements.
A line of first responders showed up to help Brady out. They even let him spray the fire hose! On his first day in business, Brady raised over $200!
"My heart is bursting," his mother wrote on Facebook. "I cannot even express the love felt when our community wrapped us in their arms."
A virtual GoFundMe lemonade stand was also started that brought in more than $13,000 to continue the mother-son dates and for cancer research.
Amanda Campbell tells Fox 35 that she and Brady haven't been on their date yet "but he is scheming with a friend to plan it 🙂."