SPRINGFIELD, MO (KABC) --This is one story that's got us right in the feels.
Tristan is a 9-year-old boy with an entrepreneurial spirit. The young man recently launched his own business selling lemonade and cookies.
For some, it's a rite of passage; but for Tristan, it's even more important.
Tristan is a foster child, and he's hoping he can collect enough money to help pay for his own adoption.
"You're welcome and thank you for helping our adoption," he belted as a customer walked away.
Foster mom Donnie Davis said four years ago, Tristan came to live with her.
His mother, who was living a life of prostitution and drugs, left the then 5-year-old boy on the door step of a shelter on a 17-degree day.
"I was scared to death," Davis said. "If he was scared, if he was hurt - what was going on through his mind?"
Today, Tristan has a new life, and he said he feels safe and loved.
"...because she's better. I know she's responsible taking care of me. And I think she's going to be a great mother," Tristan said.
Now all they have to do is make it official.
"He's already a part of our family," said Davis. "In mine and my husband's hearts, that's our son."