During New York’s Pride Parade on Sunday three young boys decided they wanted to do their part to help the victims of the Orlando massacre at Pulse nightclub on June 12.
Sam Bernstein, Dean Haines and Finn Madden opened a lemonade stand with a sign that said, “Pride of the village”. The boys were selling lemonade to raise money for an organisation helping victims of the Orlando nightclub shooting.
According to reports, Madden said their sales had been good after receiving a $20 tip and selling lemonade to three police officers in the first hour of business. The cups were sold for a dollar each.
“[The] three boys felt like selling lemonade and loved the idea of living the life that you want, the way you want to live it,” Madden’s mother told the New York Times.
She also told the New York publication that after telling her son about the Pride parade he had said that of course people should be able to marry whoever they wanted to.
The stall was set-up just off Fifth Avenue, with free rainbow cookies on offer to go with the lemonade.
The boys raised a total of $117 and only shut-up shop when they ran out of cups.
“We really have been working to instill in [Sam] the values of openness and love, but he was really just excited about the rainbows and the cookies,” Bernstein’s mum told Buzzfeed News.