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Brothers donate $200 to kids in need, police surprise them with heartfelt thank you

Posted at 7:45 PM, Dec 09, 2020

LANCASTER, Ky. (LEX 18) — Two brothers from Lancaster got some unexpected recognition today for their act of kindness.

Daniel and Sam Roberts are only 13 and 10-years-old but decided to donate the money they earned and give it to the Lancaster Police Department for their 'Shop with a Cop' event that gives necessities and toys to kids in need.

"They needed it more than I do. Especially with the year, we've had it's really hard on everyone so we decided they should have it," said Daniel Roberts.

The boys dropped off the 200 dollars at the police department yesterday but since nobody was there to thank the boys, the police department decided to come to their house to say thank you.

"It's unusual these days to see children with such selfless mindsight and putting forth such an effort to help others," said Ryan Hughes, the Assistant Chief Police for the Lancaster Police Department.

Their mother, Maria Roberts says they weren't expecting an award from the police, or for them to come to their house to say thank you. They know that isn't what giving is about, but this is a memory they will remember forever.

"I hope that the message is that it's not about the recognition, but it's about the giving. They were totally fine with what happened yesterday, they weren't there for recognition. They were there to give money to help some kids. The fact that other people found it necessary to recognize them that says a lot."