Police Officers Receive An Unexpected $10 Bill Inside A Letter From A 9-Year-Old Girl

Jan 04, 2019 by apost team

The connection between cops and donuts goes back as far as most of us can remember, but where does the stereotype come from? According to Atlas Obscura, the concept dates back to the early 20th century when police officers would stop at donut shops, the only places open late at night.

The connection persisted, and now, cops and donuts are like the moon and stars - it's hard to think of one without the other coming to mind. While some people may make jabs at law enforcement with some donut quips, one kind little girl took the connotation to a heart and decided to do some good for her community's officers.


One day, a 9-year-old girl named Brooke was at a gas station to buy a dozen donut holes, but she didn't have enough cash. A state trooper was behind her in line and offered to pay for her tasty sweet treat.

Brooke was nervous but elated by the officer's kindness, and she ran out with the donuts as soon as the cashier handed them to her.

You may think that the story ends there, and we're sure the state trooper thought the same thing, but Brooke had other plans. When the little girl reached home, she rushed to find paper and an envelope. She penned a touching thank-you note to the officer who had paid for her food and enclosed a $10 to repay him.

When Brooke's letter reached the station, word got around and the squad decided to do something special for the sweet girl. They each pitched in and bought a $50 gift card to a toy store to thank her for being so kind.

Guess what? The story still doesn't end there! Brooke demonstrated more inspiring generosity by using her gift card to buy toys for less fortunate boys and girls. She donated all of her purchases that day to Toys For Tots.

After the police found this out, they knew they really had to go all out to honor Brooke.

The little girl was invited for a private tour of the station where she was showered with gifts, praise and, of course, plenty of donuts.

A reporter jokingly asked the little girl, "What's wrong with you?" to which Brooke responded with a laugh. "Nothing," she said, and we couldn't agree more.

Brooke's story is proof that kindness is contagious. Spread some good news today and let us know about some touching encounters you've had recently. Don't forget to show some love to your friends and family and pass this video along to them.