WATCH: Life gave Detroit lemons, so this teenage boy is making lemonade

- Move over Beyonce, there’s someone new serving lemonade in town and it’s for an incredible cause.

A little boy with a big heart raised thousands of dollars for a bankrupt Detroit with a lemonade stand. Now as a teenager, Josh Smith is back at it again raising money for the city to process untested rape kits.

He says he's been waiting for the next best cause to support since his lemonade stand got international coverage in 2012, raising $3,600 for the city of Detroit after it announced bankruptcy. 

He said, "I've still got the same stuff; I've still got the same people who are coming, I'll exceed my goal like I did last time of $3,600 dollars, hopefully. That's what I'm trying to do."

Josh’s mom Rhonda Smith told reporters, "He always has a heart for people and injustice, so when I showed him the brochure he says, oh my goodness, all this is happening, and a lot of the victims were around my age, And so he really had a heart. He figured he could do something."

So Josh has gathered his markers, he's preparing the popcorn and collecting the ingredients for his famous lemonade.

Rhonda said, "I'm extremely proud because he could be doing anything else, He could be raising money for himself, but for him to want to raise money to help someone else, that does my heart good."

Josh is truly showing us all through these tough times, when life gives you lemons, you make lemonade.

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