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10 Year Old Becomes Christmas Example During “Shop with a Cop”

December 24th, 2012 by

During Saturday morning’s “Shop with a Cop” sponsored by Walmart, Monticello Police officers took 23 children and teenagers shopping at Walmart, with $100 to spend on each one of them.

The officer that was with one 10 year old boy asked him,  “Where do you want to start.”  Most kids would answer toys or games, but this child’s reply was, “I want to buy my Mommy something for Christmas.”  He wanted to buy her jewelry, so they went to that department and picked out a ring for her.

Next the officer asked him, “What do you want to get now.”  His reply was, “I want to buy me something to wear for Christmas,” so off the clothes they went.

He was asked if he played Xbox games, but replied “No, I don’t have anything like that.  We have to buy food.”

The child’s concern for his family, and example of getting his Mom’s gift before getting something for himself, touched many of the officers involved in a unique way.  Soon after “Shop with a Cop” ended, a couple of officers, along with their wives, began putting together a Christmas gift for the child’s family. With a few donations, and hearts that were touched by the 10 year old’s example, a group from MPD went back to Walmart, and purchased “Christmas” for the family.

This summary of a friend’s Facebook post words it well….   “There is absolutely no way I can say how special today has been, after shopping for this sweet family. When we pulled up at their house, we saw the smiles, heard the screams and “Thank you Jesus” over and over.  I can’t express the appreciation this family had. We were given an Xbox 360 and a Wii, plus games for them. Each child got jeans, shirts, socks, pajamas and a jacket.  They also got several games for the family to play together, like Monopoly.  Their Christmas meal will consist of ham, turkey, and the trimmings.  We were able to buy all of this and still give the family a gift card to Wal-Mart with money on it for them to pick up anything else they need, thanks to donations.  To everyone that pitched in to help make this happen, rest assured, this family appreciated EVERYTHING way more than I can explain.”

 And the “Spirit of Christmas” continues……

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16 Responses to “10 Year Old Becomes Christmas Example During “Shop with a Cop””

  1. monticello live reader says:

    This is the meaning of CHRISTMAS. May GOD bless each of you.

  2. Trish says:

    Oh my God. This story brought tears to my eyes. This IS the true meaning of Christmas. May all of those that helped and donated reap the rewards of their Blessings. Merry Christmas to ALL and to ALL a Good Night and may the New Year bring nothing but Joy and Happiness to you and your families.

  3. now thats what i call CHRISTMAS! says:

    so happy for this family! to me this is the true sprit of Christmas! what a sweet sweet little boy!

  4. Debbie Hyatt says:

    “And a little child shall lead them”. Fall in, folks! I read this first thing in the morning. What a great way to start the day!

  5. Chassity Smith says:

    Chassity Smith I’m the mother of the little boy that wanted to buy his mother something for Christmas. First off I would like to give out my thank you to Mr. Chief Eddie and his family that made our Christmas that I prayed about and tried to give my kids hope that God will come threw for us. They really don’t know the story but was our Angel’s to us to make our Christmas a bless Christmas with lots of food clothing gifts and many more. So I Tyrek mother the lil boy that wanted to get her a present thank y’all so much and we appericated

  6. Amber says:

    This made me cry. This is the true meaning to Christmas. I read somewhere this year. We are all fortunate by the Grace of God some people are not as lucky. It is up the fortunate to help the unfortunate bc you never know one day that might be us in a situation like this.

  7. montanez marks says:

    That is the true meaning of Christmas..We as adults can learn from our youth

  8. angela says:

    This is such a touching story, I almost began to cry. May God bless these police officers, and their wives. Praise God this family will have a wonderful Christmas, and plenty to eat. What an exceptional young 10 year old man, for having compassion and love for his mother before himself… Maybe one day he will be a policeofficer helping others…. It is true miracles happen, thanks to our Lord, and these police officers…. May God bless all of you. You,
    made my day..

  9. angela says:

    True christianity is helping those in need, having compassion for others and kindness and love witin your own heart is the greatest gift you can ever receive. Everything within our own lives are noted, and one day we will be rewarded for our good deeds, Jesus wants us to show compassion for others as he shows to us. You never know when and if you yourself will need help. There is something about loving and helping another person that just gives you the biggest gift of all…..

  10. becky says:

    What an awesome example of the true spirit of Christmas!Had tears rolling down my cheeks as I read it. Thank you to the officers and their families for the kindness shown to this selfless child and his family. How wonderful that this sweet boy’s first thought was for his mama. She is obviously doing a wonderful job as a mother.

  11. Carla says:

    This story made me cry. I sometimes think I can’t do enough for my children and they have all these things this child was asking for. God Bless this little child and his family and the wonderful people that took the time to make their Christmas so special.

  12. Cari says:

    My heart is in my throat, and the tears are streaming….how absolutely touching, so very proud to be a part of a town where the people within are able to remember and share what Christmas is truly about, showing the love of Christ….Thank you and Merry CHRISTmas!

    Psalm 33:5
    5 The LORD loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of his unfailing love.

  13. Emily says:

    God Bless this child, Merry Christmas to you little man! I hope its the best one ever!!

  14. Vibrante says:

    Chassity, that speak so highly of you that your son would want something for his mom. A woman that gives so much for her child. And its obvious that you love your child dearly because he love you. You have taught your child the meaning of love and giving all year round. Keep being a strong mother chassity.

  15. Shane Williams says:

    This is the True Meaning of Christmas. Helping out others who are less fortunate than we are. KUDOS to the Monticello Police Department. Sharing is Caring, and we all know the sizes of your hearts. Thanks a Million, and a Million, and a Million more. :)

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