Oklahoma girl goes viral with “Lemonade for Love”

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SULPHUR, Okla. - When we first met 6-year-old A'Layah Robinson, we knew right away she was something special.

That bright smile could cut through any darkness.

Misty Robinson rescued A'Layah from foster care, along with her two younger siblings.

She told us, "They are just amazing kids. I feel unworthy sometimes of them. Their love is just unconditional. Crazy love. I've never seen it before. I've never gotten that kind of love before. They just give it so freely and never expect anything. They just want to feel love back and that's it. That's all they care about. Pretty awesome kids."

It was A'Layah's passion for other foster kids and "Lemonade For Love" that caught our attention.

Last month, her kindergarten teacher nominated A'Layah for Pay It 4Ward.

No one could have ever imagined the cascade of compassion her story would create around the world.

Misty said, "I can't even wrap my brain around it."

"Lemonade for Love" has gone viral with 1.3 million views on YouTube so far.

A'Layah has gotten the attention of Hollywood.

Ellen DeGeneres has seen her story. "She is a funny, funny dancer. She's so funny," said A'Layah.

Usher reached out on Facebook, calling her a "SUPERHERO".

Someone bought this kindergartener and her siblings that Barbie jeep she'd been saving for.

Even toy giant "Mattel" delivered some special gifts to A'Layah's home.

And viewers from almost every state and several countries are showering this little girl with the same kindness she has shown others.

Her ministry has exploded.

Cases of donated lemonade, and supplies to fill her gift bags for foster children. They even have a trailer now to meet the growing demand.

According to Misty, "We did one last week and had over 100 people and made $1,400. on a lemonade stand!"

A'layah is truly grateful for this outpouring of tenderness.

But she started Lemonade For Love with no expectation of anything like this.

"I don't need any donations. The foster kids do. Because I have money. All I need is a TV, a keyboard, a bed, my mom and a bible. That's all I need," she said.

This 6-year-old is having a profound impact, reaching well beyond her hometown of Sulphur, Oklahoma.

And her eyes are always open for opportunities to serve others.

Misty shared this story to NewsChannel 4, "She told me today she saw a little kid at school with holes in her shoes and she wondered if that kid was a foster kid. I don't know. She said if she could find that kid again could we buy her some shoes. That's the kind of things that go through her head all the time."

A'Layah Robinson is a shining example of faith in action.

Big or small, we can all be a catalyst for kindness.


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