9-Year-Old Girl Spends Birthday Money To Buy Lunch For Detroit Cops

At a time when the news is filled with upsetting images, this heat-warming gesture from a 9-year-old in Detroit will surely cheer you up.

After watching the distressing coverage of the Dallas shooting on television, 9-year-old Samya McLaughlin from Detroit decided to do something to express solidarity with law enforcement officers. 

Instead of buying new things for herself, the little girl used the money she received for her birthday to get sandwiches, chips, fruit and cookies for local police officers.

“I was thinking that I should feed the officers because I wanted to show them that I support them and I thank them for all that they do,” she stated. “I wanted to show them that all lives matter.”

In response to the heart-warming gesture, the cops presented Samya with gifts of her own as a token of gratitude.


"It makes you feel proud," Samya's dad Sam Walker said. "She has a big heart and she knows how to care, and she knows how to appreciate what’s going on."

"We discuss things that’s going on. I always ask her how she feels about it," her mother added.

Samya didn't just serve lunch to the officers. She also sent out 30 lunch bags to homeless people in Detroit’s Cass Corridor.