2 LA girls selling lemonade for typhoon victims in viral photo


Posted at Nov 12 2013 07:22 PM | Updated as of Nov 13 2013 06:03 PM

MANILA -- A photo of two girls selling iced tea and lemonade in a Los Angeles neigborhood is making the rounds among Filipino netizens, as the small stall was supposedly put up to help victims of super typhoon "Yolanda" (international name Haiyan).

Twitter user Shekinah Pugh, the sister of American actor Zachary Levi, posted the image on the micro-blogging site on Sunday.

It shows two girls posing as if to present their lemonade stall, which has the signage: "Lemonade, ice tea to help typhoon families"

The photo's caption reads: "The future of humanity is alive & well in my neighborhood. Thank God 4 the beautiful hearts of children #Philippines"

As of writing, the original post already had over 1,900 "retweets" and 1,700 "favorites." On Facebook, a repost of the image has already garnered over 3,600 "likes," 495 shares and 90 comments.

The viral photo was also mentioned on the ABS-CBN noontime program "It's Showtime" during its live telecast on Tuesday.

Relief efforts, both in small and organized gestures, have been pouring in for victims of Yolanda, with 27 countries and one regional organization pledging to give assistance.

The super typhoon, which made landfall in the Philippines Friday, killed 1,774, according to the local disaster management council on Tuesday morning. Thousands more are feared unaccounted for.