Labor of Love! After Selling Lemonade for 3 Years, Boy Finally Gets His Pony
A 7-year-old from Scarborough, Australia finally got the fruit of his labor after three years. Sabastian Lucas spent the last few years selling lemonade to raise the funds needed to buy his new pet.
"I was selling the lemonade for 20 cents a cup and I saved up for nearly three years," Sabastian said in an interview with ABC. "I felt really happy because a pony was here. I saved nearly $3,000 to buy Tom [name of his pony]. I've ridden him nearly 10 times in five days."
Sabastian's mom, Juliana Kent, told CNN that Sabastian only started selling lemonade in front of their house. But with his desire to save more money and more customers who grew fond of his "recipe," the boy started to set up his lemonade stand during social events where he can gather more customers.
"His lemonade became a hit and he had to progress to bottling it so he could produce enough in advance the day before," his mother said. "He had a lot of lemons donated, too. Sometimes he was paid 20 cents, other times family would donate to him $20 or even $100 to put towards his pony savings."
"He saved his tooth fairy, Christmas and birthday money, too," Kent added.
Kent filmed the moment Sabastian laid his eyes on the adorable white pony for the first time.
"What do you think?" his mother was heard asking on the video.
"It's awesome," Sabastian said as he tears up in joy.
The video has already garnered thousand views. Aplus said Tom costs $3,000, and that the family has since moved to a home with a bigger lot so that Sabastian can easily ride Tom and train at the Cedar Lake Equestrian Centre near the Gold Coast.
Meanwhile, Sabastian said he will continue to sell lemonade to earn money for Tom's veterinary care.