It's not every day that kids working a lemonade stand get a visit from a millionaire celebrity. That's exactly what happened to six-year-old Roland Van Karsen and his 8-year-old sister Elise, however, as golf legend Phil Mickelson dropped by for a refreshing beverage and paid for his $1 lemonade with a $100 bill. He then had the two youngsters keep the change.
According to The Columbus Dispatch
, the siblings have very different plans for spending their spoils. While Elise wants to save up for a Kindle, her younger brother would much prefer a new Nerf Gun. Something tells me that Elise might have a difficult time reading with Roland firing Nerf balls or darts at her, but I suppose that just comes with the territory of having an adorable younger brother.
Elise got a little bit of teasing because she didn't recognize Mickelson at first, but Roland certainly recognized him. “All we were doing was sitting here, and all we saw was this white car drive up, and it was close, and he said ‘Can I have a glass of lemonade?’ and all it took was one little thing for him to give us a good tip,” Roland recalled.
Phil Mickelson is a 5-time Major tournament champion who is affectionately referred to as "Lefty," because he is one of the few pro-golfers who plays left-handed. Regardless of if Elise recognized him as a celebrity or not, if you were their age, how would you have spent a generous tip like this (or how would your kids spend it today)? Have you heard of other celebrities doing things like this? We'd love to hear your story.