In spite of the sweltering heat, a young soccer fanatic was out in the yard selling lemonade to collect money for his team’s trip to Portugal for a tournament.
When renowned TikTok celebrities saw him and offered to assist him in realizing his ambitions of playing soccer, he was in for the biggest surprise of his life.
The Burkes, Lexy and Austin, are well-known users of the popular social networking application TikTok. They have made a name for themselves in the community of Nashville by contributing to charitable causes and giving back to the area.
They were on their way to lunch one day when the attention of the group was drawn to a small child. In the midst of a heat wave, he was out by the roadside peddling lemonade to passing motorists.
The pair had an instantaneous feeling in their gut that the kid need assistance. They were so moved by what they saw that they decided to upload his video on TikTok as a part of their “Venmo Challenge,” in which Lexy’s followers are asked to pay money to her Venmo account.
They wanted to be of assistance to the little lad by the name of Niko who did not mind working in the sweltering heat of the sun in order to earn some cash.
The pair informed him that they were heading to the bank and requested him to wait for them until 4 in the afternoon so that they could complete their transaction.
The pair was able to assist Niko out by raising $500 in only thirty minutes. While the couple was on its way to the lemonade stand, someone else contributed another $100 to the pair so that they would have a total of $600 to give Niko as a present.
They wanted to put a smile on Niko’s face with their thoughtful present, which came to a total of $1,100. When the pair returned to the boy’s lemonade stand to make another purchase, Lexy questioned Niko about whether or not he was attempting to gather money for a particular cause.
He said that he was a member of a professional soccer squad that had received an invitation to participate in Portugal.
Unfortunately, Niko’s family did not have a lot of money, so he thought it would be a good idea to put up a lemonade stand in order to earn some extra cash.
Niko, who was in Nashville for a short stay at most, could not believe his good fortune,”i simply wanted to thank you for assisting me in going to Portugal.”
He immediately FaceTimed his father to tell him the exciting news and share his excitement. According to him, he had just gotten back from Washington, D.C., where he had been because his father had a heart attack.
One the one hand, the pair was filled with joy and contentment knowing that, with the assistance of their followers, they had once again had a positive impact on the life of a person.
“I’m so thankful that our paths intersected, and that social media was able to help us tell his story and be able to support someone who was working so hard and more than worthy of our assistance,” she said.