Though times may be changing, the neighborhood kid’s lemonade stand has survived cancel culture in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Little Prince told his father, Yohinnest Herrod, that he wants to own a fresh fruit lemonade truck one day. Herrod wholeheartedly supports his young son’s desire to own his own business.
Newsweek reports that he said, “My son told me that he would like to own his own fresh fruit lemonade truck. I told him that he could do anything he wanted if he put his mind to it.”
So they decided to start where they were and set up a lemonade stand in front of their house.
On May 15, Prince and his dad set up the impromptu roadside lemonade stand in front of their house. Little did they know that Prince’s dream of being a thriving lemonade business owner was going to come true that very same day.
Word got out that Prince was offering fresh, ice-cold lemonade. The Mars Hill Charity Riders Biker Group rolled up in large numbers to quench their thirst and support the young entrepreneur.
Even the local Indianapolis Police Department stopped by to grab themselves a cold, refreshing lemonade.
Thanks to the motorcycle group, though, Prince’s first day was a wild success.
Herrod shared a video online of the more than a dozen bikers who showed their support. The children, including Prince, are seen wearing Mars Hill shirts, big smiles plastered across their faces.
“Thank you for supporting my little man with his lemonade stand,” Herrod wrote alongside the clip. “Prince lemonade stand soon to be fresh fruit lemonade truck.”
The biker group describes themselves as a “501-C-3 Community Orientated Co-Ed Biker Charity Riding Organization”. It lists some of their activities as including bike nights, charity rides, and events like Bingo.
“We ride hard for that ice cold homemade lemonade,” was proudly displayed on their Facebook page at the time. The video also shows one of the women sharing the image from her phone with the viewers.
The surprise event spurred joy in the hearts of the neighbors, too.
“God bless them. I have a great deal of respect for bikers. We have a lot that come together every September to participate in the Ride for a Cure in Scottsburg, Indiana. They help raise money that goes directly to people who are fighting cancer,” said one woman.
“I live by Garfield Park. And you absolutely woke us up with the love you shared with that family. You are the talk over here,” said another woman.
Others had their belief systems changed in miraculous ways.
“This breaks the stereotypes that I had against white biker gangs, I used to think that all white bikers was racist but after watching the video & seeing that yall supported my young prince and princess I can’t do nothing but respect the humane love that yall showed,” one man replied. “That broke barriers across the nation much respect.”
One boy with a dream, coupled with a father determined to see his son succeed, lead to joy and smiles not only in their neighborhood but now to thousands of people around the world.