This is just as cute as shit comes. So two adorable (and I mean freaking adorable) 6 year old boys in London who are raising money for charity by selling lemonade have received an unexpected donation – from Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie.
Ayaan Moosa and Mikaeel Ishaaq, now known now as the Lemonaid Boys, from east London, created the lemonade stand in a bid to sell ‘lemon for Yemen’ after learning about the ongoing conflict and famine.
The pair’s small act of charity exploded in their hometown of Redbridge, with people coming from all over the UK to donate to the cause.
Ayaan’s father, Shakil Moosa, said; ‘When the media covered the stand a couple of months ago, Angelina Jolie reached out to her representatives in the UK as she wanted to make a contribution and utilize her platform to bring attention to Yemen.’
The dad said he could not disclose the amount the Oscar-winning star of Girl Interrupted, Tomb Raider and Maleficent gave, but said it was ‘very generous’.
The letter sent by the actress, who has also performed a role as a UNHCR Special Envoy, said: ‘Thank you for what you and your friends are doing to help children in Yemen.
‘I’m sorry I’m not able to buy a lemonade from you, but I’d still like to make a donation to your stand.’
The dad said: ‘The charity has gone out and taken pictures of families receiving water and parcels for us.
‘You should have seen the boys’ faces when we showed them that, they couldn’t believe that the money they had raised had done something like that.
‘Before he goes to sleep, Ayaan has been asking me to show him the picture of the kids receiving the parcels.