Over the weekend, four young girls selling lemonade were robbed outside their Pontiac, Michigan home. The bandit made off with a Mickey Mouse jewelry box containing the $40 the girls had earned from their lemonade stand.
Since the story hit the news, the Detroit Free Press reports Good Samaritans from across the country have offered cash donations and other goods to make up for the earnings the girls lost in the robbery. Callers from states as far away as Ohio and Colorado have pledged support.
"I hope the girls learn a good lesson from this, and that's to turn the negative into a good thing," [mother Danielle] Behan said, adding that Good Samaritans have offered the girls tickets to Cedar Point, a new bike and a discount on lemonade supplies when they reopen their lemonade stand at 9 a.m. July 31.
Behan says her daughter and her friends plan to donate some of the proceeds regained from donors and future customers to a local children's charity.