You might want to have some tissues nearby before you read this story. If not tissues than at least paper towels. That rough surface will tear apart your face, but it'll be totally worth it. Trust us.
Those two adorable boys pictured above are seven-year-olds Quinn Callander and Brayden Grozdanich from Canada. They have been best friends since kindergarten and are basically inseparable.
Brayden (pictured on the right) has cerebral palsy that severely hinders his ability to walk. Brayden had been going through painful physiotherapy in order to improve his mobility, but then his family found out about a surgery that would help him walk without braces. But because it was only available in New Jersey and not in Canada, the family would have to pay for the expensive surgery themselves.
That's when Brayden's BFF Quinn decided to help in the only way he knew how: a lemonade stand.
"After I watched one of his physiotherapy things and I saw how hard it was for him, I asked my mommy and daddy if I could build a lemonade stand to raise money," Quinn told ABC News.
Nothing has ever been cuter, right?
Courtey: CBC News
So Quinn and Brayden started selling their lemonade last weekend outside a local grocery store in Maple Ridge, and once word spread that an adorable seven-year-old boy was trying to help his best friend pay for surgery, everyone came out to donate.
Quinn's mother decided to strengthen Quinn's campaign by starting an online fundraiser on YouCaring.com called "My buddy Brayden."
Here is what Quinn wrote on the page:
Hi my name is Quinn, and this is my buddy Brayden. We are both 7 years old. We go to the same school and we are in Beaver Scouts together. Brayden has Cerebral Palsy, this makes it challenging for him to walk well because his muscles are very tight. Sometimes he can't keep up with the rest of the other Beavers and he falls down a lot. Brayden gets daily physio therapy to keep him walking. Sometimes it really hurts him. When I was at his physio, I tried to keep Brayden calm when he was in pain. My Mom told me Brayden is going to have a special surgery to help release the muscle tightness and spastic action. The surgery is not done here in Canada, only in the USA. Brayden and his Mom will be travelling there in August for the operation. Since the surgery is not done in Canada, Braydens Mom and Dad have to pay for it. The surgery will cost $20,000. Please help me raise money to help my friend Brayden, he is a really good guy.
Courtey: CBC News
Total strangers were so moved by Quinn and Brayden that it only took a couple days for the campaign to reach and surpass its original goal of $20,000. Over $55,000 dollars has been donated toward Brayden's surgery, which has been scheduled for August.
"There are no words. There are no words. It's unbelievable," said Toni Grozdanich, Brayden's mom.
See? People are raising money online for things much more important than potato salad. Just remember that.
Want a final dose of heartwarming cuteness? Watch this video of Quinn and Brayden talking about their fundraiser:
These kids are our heroes. And if this story didn't move you to tears than you are tacky and we hate you.