Community's Outpouring of Love for 7-Year-Old Following Horrible Tragedy

A community came together to show a 7-year-old girl who had recently experienced a horrible tragedy love and kindness.

Unfortunately, we will all experience awful situations and circumstances that cause extreme grief, pain and sorrow. Sadly, those moments are inevitable and inescapable in this life. Many have likely already gone through something similar and are intimately familiar with the hurt and heartache associated with those moments.

It’s essential to have a group of people around you to help you through and be a shoulder to cry on when those moments arrive. The only thing worse than experiencing and going through deep, intense emotional pain is doing it while feeling all alone. For that reason, a community’s response to a 7-year-old girl is so touching and moving.

Emouree Johnson, 7 years old, went through what is likely the worst thing a child can experience. She woke up one morning to learn that her mother had passed away. To make matters worse, when Emouree visited her mother’s burial site, her mother did not have a gravestone. So, Emouree set out to fix that and started a lemonade stand to raise money to buy her mom a gravestone.

At first, the young woman did not tell anyone what the proceeds were going toward. She just started selling cups of that delicious, cold beverage for $1 apiece.

But word about Emouree’s sweet and touching efforts quickly got out, and people responded in a big way.

“The most that we got for one cup of lemonade was $300 bucks,” Emouree said.

According to the clip posted on YouTube, Emouree raised $15,000 in lemonade sales. However, she can keep all that money and put it in savings because a local monument company has generously and lovingly agreed to donate a gravestone.

What a sad but beautiful story of a community coming together to show a little girl that she is loved and that other people do care.

1 John 4:8 “He who has no love has no knowledge of God, because God is love.”


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