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Preschooler Hears About Local Officer With Cancer, Brings Her Piggy Bank To Donate It

Sometimes the best thing about a simple act of kindness is not how it helps a person in need, but what it reveals about the person offering the help. One little girl in Colorado showed her incredible inner beauty and what an amazing person she already is. The preschool-aged child found out that a local police officer was battling cancer, and she wanted to help.

Sidney Fahrenbruch is just four years old, but she already understands that people are more important than money. The little girl learned that an officer in the Longmont Police Department was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, and she felt called to help.

The little girl cracked open her piggy bank and donated everything she had to Officer Kyle Zulauf. She offered him every penny of the $8 and change she'd saved.

Sidney was well acquainted with the local police. She made headlines last year after calling police because she feared there were monsters in her home.

"Many of you will recall Sidney (4-years-old), who made national news when Longmont Police Officer Bonday came to her house to search out and remove monsters in her new home," read a post on the police department's Facebook page

Bonday had come over to Sidney’s new home last year to help the tot search for monsters. The family had just moved and the little girl was having some trouble adjusting and settling into her new home. The officer gave her his flashlight and they went room by room searching in closets, under beds and behind furniture.

The officer gave the home the 'all clear' for Sidney, declaring the home ‘monster-free’. Since then, she’s felt much safer and more secure in the new place. The little girl really captured the hearts of the local department, though, especially when she said she was thinking of becoming a police officer when she grew up.

“We try to make time for her to come by about once a week,” Bonday said

Zulauf was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer over a year ago and has been struggling with it ever since. Sidney found out that the officers were planning a big fundraiser to help Zulauf pay his medical bills, and she wanted to contribute.

"Today, Sidney was back at the department with a different purpose. She brought the contents of her piggy bank for Officer Bonday to provide to our fundraiser for one of our officers who has been diagnosed with cancer. Words are not available for what this means to us," said the officers on their Facebook page.

“She wanted to give her piggy bank money,” said Sidney’s mom, Megan Fahrenbruch, to InsideEdition.com.

“I brought it to help people with cancer,” said little Sidney. “I like (police officers). They help people, and they take bad people to jail.”

“I bet he is going to have a big thank-you for you,” Bonday told Sidney. “And you get a second hug for bringing this in.”

Source: Inside Edition, Denver Post
Photo: YouTube

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