If you’re looking for a feel good story in these times of devastation, then look no further than this one.
North Queensland police officers, Constables Matt Cornish and Hannah Mulholland, have gone above and beyond to help two young boys’ bushfire relief effort fundraiser.
When the two officers spotted seven-year-old Will and three-year-old Jack Reilly with a table, umbrella, handmade signs and icy lemonade fundraising for such a wonderful cause, they knew they had to help in some way or another.
They quickly set to work, helping the boys move their stall to a main road in Port Douglas where they set up a roadside breath testing site.
Drivers were waved in for a routine breath test and license check, and once in the clear, they were greeted by the boys and their lemonade stand.
Over the next 45 minutes, Jack and Will served up their sweet beverages to over 50 thirsty drivers before their supply ran dry.
As a result, the boys managed to raise a total of $380 which they have pledged to donate to a charity of choice supporting the victims of the Australian bushfires.
“Usually as Police we come across pretty horrific scenes, so when we do come across a positive story like this the least we can do is help out,” Constable Cornish said on Sunrise this morning.
“People were pretty surprised, but once they figured out what it was for they were happy to get on board and support a good cause,” Constable Mulholland added.
North Queensland police officers have gone beyond the call of duty to help two little boys raise money for bushfire relief with a lemonade stand ❤️
— Sunrise (@sunriseon7) January 8, 2020
Good on you, boys!
You know what they say, when life gives you lemons…