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An 11-Year-Old Finds Out About 9/11 . . . And Donates His Life Savings of $10.03 to the Local Police Department

Sep 18, 2013 -- 12:14pm

(Photo By: Getty Images)

 

There's a kid in Wisconsin who says that if everyone was a little more like HIM, the world would be a better place.  And he might be right.

 

On Friday, an 11-year-old walked into his local police station in Greenfield, Wisconsin, told the clerk he wanted to make a donation . . . and left $10.03 in CHANGE on the counter.  Then he left without even telling them his name.

 

So police posted surveillance video of it on Facebook and managed to track him down.  His name is Max Siepert, and he'd been saving up money since April . . . but decided the local police needed it more than he did.

 

Because last week, Max learned about 9/11 in his sixth grade social studies class, and his teacher talked about all the cops and firefighters who died.  So without telling his parents, Max got on his bike, rode to the station, and gave them every penny he had.

 

Max was interviewed by the local news earlier this week, and said, quote, "One day [that money] is going to make a difference.  It might not be a really big difference, but at least it's something."

 

Adding that if we all had that same attitude, quote, "we would have such a great world." 

 

(AZ Central / Today)

 

(Check out a photo of Max here.  His mother Bridget can be reached at sieperbm@milwaukee.k12.wi.us.)

 

 

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