Tristan Jacobson, 9, wanted very badly for his legal guardian to adopt him. So he started selling lemonade to pay for her legal fees—a cute, if probably futile gesture.
Then he made $6,500.
“I’m kind of in shock from all the support we’ve received,” Jacobson’s soon-to-be adopted mother, Donnie Davis, told ABC News.
The highly enterprising kid was born to a teenage mom and a man who used to be married to Davis, but Davis and her current husband are the ones who are raising him.
The Missouri couple decided this year to make the adoption official—but it would cost about $10,000.
Fortunately, the family’s fundraising efforts have raked in way more than that. In addition to Jacobson’s lemonade, the Davises set up a YouCaring page advertising their cause online, which has taken in more than $18,000. Their goal was $5,000.
Davis told KOLR she’s been approved for the adoption, and just has to wait about six months for it to become official.
Jacobson, meanwhile, appears to have a future in business far brighter than selling lemonade.