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Moved by his classroom discussion about 9/11, Max Siepert took his entire summer savings and donated it to his local police department. The 11-year-old boy carried his savings in a plastic bag - it was all change, and it totaled $10.03.He walked away without ever leaving his name, but the police followed a few leads and found the boy with the big heart.
The attendant at the station was not only astonished but she described it as being "heart-warming that he wanted to donate to the department." Since most kids his age would have spent the money on video games or other things, officers at the station were surprised and appreciative.
It was Siepert's grandfather whose memory made the donation to the station even more special.
"My grandpa, who I never got to meet was a police officer and died in the line of duty," the boy said. Confident in the impact of his donation, Siepert said, "One day that's going to make a difference. If everyone did that, we'd have such a great world. It would be awesome."