Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie donated money to two children from London. The six-year-olds tended a lemonade stand to earn money to help for people in Yemen’s humanitarian crisis.
Jolie’s Generous Donation
The 45-year-old star gave an unknown amount of money to the two best friends. It comes after Jolie heard the efforts of the two thoughtful kids, Ayaan Moosa and Mikaeel Ishaaq. She then reached out to the two children’s families to give an “extremely generous” donation.
“Dear Ayaan and Mikaeel, thank you for what you and your friends are doing to help children in Yemen,” the Maleficent star wrote in the note.
“I’m sorry I’m not able to buy a lemonade from you, but I’d still like to make a donation to your stand.”
Lemonade Stand as Fundraiser
BBC reported that the two children responded to Jolie through a “thank you” video message through Instagram. They even told her: “If you ever come to London, feel free to buy a glass of fresh lemonade.”
Although the children did not recognize Jolie, their dads did, according to Adeela Moosa. After being shown of clips from films like Tomb Raider and Maleficent, the two kids then realized who Jolie is.
Generous Heart to Help
According to NBC News, both Ayaan and Mikaeel decided to build a lemonade stand with their parents’ help. It comes over the summer when the two children saw videos of the situation in Yemen. Ayaan and Miakeel wanted to extend a hand. Therefore they sold freshly squeezed lemonades for 2 pounds ($3) per cup.
The United Nations dubbed the situation in Yemen as the world’s largest humanitarian crisis. Over 100,000 people died while millions still struggle as supplies for food and medical needs still lack in the country amid the civil war. CNN reported that half of Yemen’s population remains at risk of famine.