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Two children in Robinson raise funds to support first responders

Children raise funds to support first responders Children raise funds to support first responders
ROBINSON, TX (KXXV) -

On Wednesday night, two children in Robinson were selling lemonade to support first responders.

Seven-year-old Hayden Matthews came up with the idea to give treats to officers and firefighters every week, as a way to show his appreciation.

“Officers thank you for protecting us. Firefighters thank you for saving us,” Matthews said. "You're the best people I've ever met."

He asked his neighbor Delilah Bonilla, 8, to help him run the lemonade stand on Wednesday evening for two hours.

"It's much easier if you have two people," Bonilla said.

 Up to 12 people stopped by the lemonade stand located in front of a house in the 100 block of Meadowbrook Drive.

Two police officers stopped by while News Channel 25 was there. Both thanked the children for their efforts and one of them even hugged them. 

Matthews had already delivered a basket with treats to the Robinson Police Department on Wednesday afternoon. 

He plans to sell cookies, cupcakes and lemonades on Thursday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Meadowbrook Drive again. 

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