For most kids, it’s a tradition to earn their first money with a homemade lemonade stand.
But six-year-old Blake Work from Florida isn’t interested in the basics of business and profit.
At his stand, they don’t accept money and they don’t serve lemonade. He offers his own toys and books to children from low-income families for free.
One evening, Blake’s mother asked her son to clean his room.
It’s clear that Blake wasn’t very excited about this prospect – after all, so many toys would need to be put away!
But when the boy heard that not all children have as many toys as he does, and some don’t have any at all, as he put it, “his heart ached.”
But Blake didn’t have to be sad for long – he quickly realized how he could improve the situation.
He collected his favorite toys and set them out on a breakfast table the next day, adorned with a banner that read, “Be joyful! Come to Blake Work’s house! We have free toys for you!”
Blake sat down under the hot sun and waited patiently.
The first visitor to his stand was a construction worker working on a house across the street.
Blake handed over his beloved robot, which the man promised to send to his grandson in Belize.
The next guests, a family with two children, brought Blake two more toys and exchanged them for one.
This family, despite their difficult financial situation, wasn’t interested in toys – they came for books, so Blake gave them four of them.
At the end of the day, Blake’s teacher stopped by to tell him how proud she was of him.
Blake decided to donate the rest of the toys to the school to be distributed to children for good behavior.
He even tried to give away his favorite cap with Captain America’s emblem, but was advised against it.
Blake didn’t leave the stand all day. He even brought his folding chair outside to make sure he didn’t miss anyone.
He’s a little boy with a big heart.