Kansas City Police Buy Out Little Girl’s Lemonade Stand and Reinforce Her Cop Dreams
Selling lemonade can be very lucative for some kids. For 3-year-old Hannah Pasley from Kansas City Missouri, it was a way to earn money towards her dream job as a police officer.
On June 3, she set up her lemonade stand wearing her favorite outfit — a police uniform she bought from the money she had earned from her last lemonade sale.
Hannah Pasley set up shop at 7 a.m., but this time the customers just weren’t showing up. That is until her aunt’s friend, Sierra Moore, put out an APB on Facebook for “anyone who knew a police officer” who would come to Hannah’s lemonade stand.
“Hey I need a favor,” Moore wrote on Facebook. “If I am friends with a police officer or if anyone knows a police officer message me. I am with a little 3-yea- old who used her lemonade money to buy a police officer outfit. She loves police officers and I would love it if someone could come and buy lemonade from her.”
The Kansas City Police Department (KCPD) police answered the call and came out in full force to Pasley’s house. There were officers, sheriff’s office deputies, and K-9s who show up. The purchased lemonade and reinforced Hannah’s dreams of becoming a cop one day.
“She was about 18 months old when she struck the interest! She started watching Paw Patrol and it grew from there,” her mother, Amber Rooks Pasley, wrote to Your Daily Dish. “She just told me, ‘hey mommy and daddy I want to be a police officer when I get big.’”
The officers brought police horses and had the police helicopter fly over Hannah’s house.
“She hasn’t stopped talking about the horses or the helicopter,” Pasley wrote to Your Daily Dish. “We are so blessed.. these officers have called/texted/ and stopped by our homes to check on our Hannah and keep us all updated on the story.. a few of the officers wives came over yesterday and brought us KCPD merchandise! my daughter got a t shirt that says KCPD/ MO and I got a bracelet that has the thin blue line on it. We absolutely plan on keeping touch, they are a part of our family now.”
That evening, Moore posted Facebook photos of Hannah Pasley posing with her idols and selling her lemonade to them. The post went viral with 7,000 likes and almost 4,000 shares.
The experience was an unforgettable one for Hannah and her mom — who has an even greater respect for the men in blue.
“I have always had much respect for our officers and law enforcement in general…but to see strangers take my child and show her that she can achieve her dreams has certainly made me have a special place in my heart for them!” Pasley wrote to Your Daily Dish. “They are the good guys! They have hearts and families just like us! She loves making all the new friends.”
Thanks to the Kansas City Police Department, Hannah’s lemonade stand grossed about $140. What does she plan to do with her hard-earned cash?
“She is saving up for a police car power wheel,” Pasley wrote to Your Daily Dish.