Nine-year-old Tristan Jacobson proves you’re never too young to be an entrepreneur. The Springfield, Missouri, boy made headlines after opening a lemonade stand to help cover the cost of his own adoption.
Tristan wants to become an official member of Donnie Davis’ family. Tristan was born to a teenage mom and Davis' ex-husband, but Davis and her current husband have raised the boy for most of his life.
Davis is already Tristan’s legal guardian but hasn’t been able to afford the legal fees associated with adoption. The pair set a goal to raise $5,000, and they blew right past it.
It didn’t take long for news of Tristan’s enterprising lemonade stand to spread and, customers came from near and far to help the boy.
"You’re welcome, and thanks for helping our adoption," Tristan said.
In addition to the profits from a yard sale and the lemonade stand, Davis set up a YouCaring page — similar to the site GoFundMe — detailing the boy’s story. As of Monday afternoon, that page had raised more than $14,000.
KOLR reports Davis has been approved to legally adopt Tristan, and now it’s just a matter of time until it becomes official.
This video includes clips from KY3-TV.