Heartwarming story of why bikers stopped at little girl's lemonade stand

Nearly 30 bikers clad in leather vests stopped to support a little girl’s lemonade stand after she and her mother helped them at the scene of an accident.

The heartwarming moment of the group queuing up for a drink in Denver, in the US state of Indiana, was captured on video.

“Best lemonade in the state! Last year my daughter and granddaughter pulled up on a motorcycle accident that involved several of the men and women of this group,” a Facebook post accompanying the video said.

“Ever since then they’ve been so wonderful to my family. Today they came by for lemonade to surprise my granddaughter.”

A group of nearly 30 bikers in Denver, Indiana, are seen on the left lining up a little girl's lemonade stand. On the right is a photo of Daryn Sturch reuniting with one of the bikers she helped during an accident.
A heartwarming story after a video of nearly 30 bikers making a pitstop at a young girl's lemonade stand (left) emerged. Right is a nurse reuniting with one of the bikers she helped during an accident. Source: Daryn Sturch

It was September 2 last year when nurse Daryn Sturch and her daughter, Bryanne, came upon an accident involving several motorcyclists from a crew called the Milwaukee Iron.

Ms Sturch quickly jumped into action, likely saving lives in the process.

“I stayed with them and did the best I could to triage them and keep them awake and calm,” she told Yahoo Lifestyle, adding all five bikers involved in the crash had sustained fairly “gruesome” and “severe” injuries.

After the accident, Ms Sturch, 37, began receiving an outpouring of thank you messages from some of the bikers associated with the Milwaukee Iron.

The bikers sent Ms Sturch updates on the recovery of those who had been injured and have kept in touch with her ever since.

Fast forward to nearly a year later, when eight-year-old Bryanne decided to set up a lemonade stand to raise money to buy equipment for her horse.

Her mum announced the sale on Facebook,.

A biker saw the post and commented, asking if there would be a good place to park motorcycles if some of the club members were to stop by.

But Ms Sturch never expected to see the crew of nearly 30 bikers rumble over to the stand.

“My daughter could not believe it and was over-the-moon excited,” she said.

“She thinks they are the nicest people in the world.”

The stand also provided a place for reunion between Ms Sturch and the motorcyclists she had aided, some of whom she had not seen since the accident.

“I didn’t realise the bikers who I’d helped would be at the stand, so seeing them again was extremely overwhelming,” she said, noting the moment she reconnected with a rider called Lumpy brought tears to her eyes.

“I remember trying to help him and him telling me, ‘I’m fine hun, I want you to go check on and take care of the girls.’ He was more worried about the girls who were injured than anyone else,” Ms Sturch recalled.

“I’m so thankful they are doing so well.”

As the video of the bikers at Bryanne’s stand racks up thousands of views on Facebook, Ms Sturch has high hopes for a meaningful takeaway.

“It is important to me that people understand that good people are all around us,” she said.

“And that just because someone doesn’t look or dress the way you do doesn’t mean they don’t have the same core values.”

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