Act of kindness- young boy collected donations instead of birthday presents for the kids of a fallen officer
As a fathers day gift, this young guy decided to use his money he collected from his 9th birthday, for the children of officer Benjamin Deen from Hattiesburg, Mississippi, after the policeman was killed in the line of duty on May 9th along with his colleague, officer Liquori Tate. Meet Carson Atkins, who did a rare act of kindness by raising money instead of birthday presents, for the kids of a fallen officer.
Father’s day was coming up, and police officers give to us every single day, so I thought that one day I could give to them. Carson said.
Instead of presents, the boy asked for donations at his birthday party. As a thank you and for a surprise party, the Lamar County Sheriff’s Department opted to arrive unexpectedly mid-party with lights and sirens blazing. The officers handed the boy a variety of law enforcement patches and medals, and Officer Deen’s brother, Josh, presented the baseball-loving youngster with Deen’s own baseball card collection.
It caught me off guard. It’s hard for adults to think that way, much less kids. The world today is filled with me, me, me. This is something that is in him. He is very special. Said, Carson’s dad, Jonah Atkins.