Second-grader Adam Hassan knew just what to do with the $100 in birthday money he received when he turned 8 years old this month: donate it to police officers in Columbia, Missouri.
Amina Mohamed, from Somalia, told KMOU-TV she’s a “proud mother” after her son’s act of generosity.
“As an immigrant from a country that is lawless, I appreciate the law and order, and I feel safe going to bed at night,” Mohamed said.
“I’m proud of him to see that he would think of important people like the officers,” she said.
The money will go to the Columbia Police Foundation since the department is not able to accept financial gifts, according to KOMU.
“It’s heartening to see a young person come in here and get to interact with [the officers] just like our own kids,” Chief Geoff Jones said.
In turn, Adam got a gift of his own from the Columbia Police. Officers showed up at his home with sirens blaring, ready to take him on a ride to the station where he received a tour and his very own mission, KOMU reported.
“They have dogs, and they arrest people,” Adam, who plans to dress as an officer for Halloween, aptly said of the force.