- Kayley, Christian, and Keira Young appeared on Sunday's episode of Shark Tank to pitch the
- The innovative cutting board was invented by their late father, Kevin Young, who passed away from cancer.
- The Youngs inspired the Sharks with their story, and struck an unusual deal with all of them.
For a show about inventions, Shark Tank has many emotional moments, especially when an entrepreneur walks away with the investment of their dreams. Sunday's episode was particularly heart wrenching, though, and there were tears long before a deal had been made.
Siblings Kaley, Christian, and Keira Young stepped into the tank to pitch a device called , a cutting board with a scrap bowl attached for easy clean-up. But it wasn't their creation—it was their late father's, Kevin Young. Kevin, a New York City firefighter, passed away just three months prior to the taping of the program. His daughter described his illness as a, "9/11-related cancer from being a fireman there."
"Our dad invented the Cup Board Pro, and it was his dream to pitch in on Shark Tank," Kaley said. "Unfortunately, he passed away before he had that chance. We're here today to continue his legacy and make that dream a reality."
The Young children then showed the Sharks their dad's audition video. During the tape, Kevin revealed he was a widower. "As he was getting his first prototypes, our mom was diagnosed with breast cancer," Kayley said. "And he put everything on hold to be by her side. On August 22, 2012, God called my mom home and my dad just showed us what strength was in every moment that he continued to show up."
Kayley also told the Sharks that the siblings had sold 300 boards in just three weeks, which impressed Mark Cuban. After Daymond John asked the Youngs to step out of the room for a moment, they came back to an incredible offer.
John, Cuban, Lori Greiner, Matt Higgins, and Kevin O'Leary all proposed $100,000 for a 20 percent share in the company, reports. But that's not all—the Sharks also pledged to give their profits to a charity benefitting firefighters who were affected by 9/11.
In even better news, John tweeted on Sunday that the product had "sold out," and the TV star also included a link to a GoFundMe benefitting the family. It has so far raised over $11,000 in just one day.
"We're only able to be here because of how strong our parents were," Kayley had said during her time on the show. And we can only imagine how proud their parents would be today.