Summertime means lemonade stands, and one young entrepreneur has already been at it all season. He’s 9 year old Gracen, and his sign at his stand in Brooklyn Park says, “Lemonade on the right. Mostly in the morning!” On Thursday June 14th, he made $20 for the day when something bad happened. But it turned into a sweet miracle from the Brooklyn Park Police Department. Gracen’s dad Mark shared the story on KTIS:
“Two junior high kids on bikes drove by his stand and stole $20 out of his cup. Gracen called me up and asked me if he should call the police and I said that he probably shouldn’t bother them, but I did pray for him over the phone using the verse from Proverbs 6:31 that says whatever the thief steals he has to pay back sevenfold. Later I called him back and told him to go ahead and call the police that if they weren’t busy maybe they would help him out. When I got home there were two Brooklyn Park police cars on the street in front of his lemonade stand and the nice lady officer told him she was going to replace his $20 and she said, “but I want Dad to hold on to it, ” so she gave it to me to hold for him. After that a third police car showed up and that officer asked for 4 cups of lemonade and gave him $5. By the end of the day he had $50 because of the officers.”
Gracen’s dad said they were going to bring cookies and a big thank you note to the department. When I asked what it meant to him as a dad, Mark said, “My wife and I were really blessed. In fact the next day another officer stopped by for lemonade, and she was out there with tears in her eyes thanking him. She couldn’t believe that people would do this for a child. I had tears in my eyes too, that it was so precious that something so little could mean so much.”
Heroes often wear blue!