While the boys admitted they had not heard of the “Tomb Raider” and “Maleficent” star, they said their fathers had.
“When our dads were telling us about her, they said she was really pretty, really good actress, really nice person, and then we knew who she was,” Moosa said.
The paper note from the Academy Award winner which was posted to their home, is now printed, framed and stands proudly at the front of their stall. The family did not disclose how much the star donated or how she gave them the money, but said it was a substantial amount.
“This is beyond our wildest dreams,” Moosa’s mother Adeela said.
“To get the recognition of somebody who genuinely cares, that really meant a lot to us,” added his father Shakil, 37.
They said the lemonade stand idea was born over the summer after the parents showed the boys videos of Yemen, to teach them about charity, compassion and educate them on how fortunate they are.
“It’s really helped them understand and appreciate what they have,” Adeela said.
Ishaaq and Moosa said they used a secret recipe for their drink.
Although they have not spoken directly to Jolie, they did record a thank you message to her on Instagram, inviting her to stop-by for a fresh glass of lemonade next time she’s in London.