Twelve-year-old T.J. Guerrero has been running his lemonade stand in Dunedin, Florida, since he was 10. It's his way of chipping in, he told reporters, often using the money he raises to help out his parents and grandparents.
"I really just want to help my family," T.J. told ABC Action News. "I think it shows other kids that you don't always have to take money from your parents. You can help them, too."
And while most of the neighbourhood is supportive of T.J. and his year-round lemonade stand, one grumpy neighbour wants it shut down.
The neighbour, identified as Doug Wilkey, has filed at least four complaints against the stand with City Hall in the last two years, claiming that the lemonade stand is a nuisance, illegal, and has reduced his property value — a claim other neighbours considered ridiculous.
"If this were a once a year event by a couple kids to earn a little money for a holiday or something, I would not have a problem with it," Wilkey wrote in an email, the Tampa BayRead More »from Grumpy neighbour tries to shut down boy’s lemonade stand, community fights back