People are just so darned nice I want to cry. I had tried to prepare the kids for disappointment- our street isn't very busy, not a lot of pedestrians out walking on a Tuesday, today might just be a good practice run for the lemonade stand- so don't expect much.
They made $21 in an hour and ran out of lemonade.
Cars stopped and the kindest people on earth got out and made my kids' day. I wanted to give them something- a hug? a teary thank you? much more than lemonade. Every single one of them with their hearts of gold. I wanted to know them and wish all their dreams to come true. Even the mail lady. And the garbage man. And the guy with the pony tail who drank his cup and then purchased a refill.
Later on inside, I overheard the kids while they dug through the basement. "Let's give a toy or a sticker with every purchase tomorrow, like happy meals." They have hearts like me, too.
(A few of the cars stopped because they just had to know where we got the lemonade stand- I found it on Zulily.)