When Sophia Reed’s 13-year-old son Diauris went missing last week, she was terrified that something bad had happened to him. After he had been gone for several hours, she called the police.

Upon returning home to find his mother talking to an officer, Diauris revealed the real reason why he had been ‘missing’: the youngster had been out collecting recyclable cans so he and his siblings could earn some money to buy their mom a Christmas gift.

Because she had to provide the security deposit of one-month’s rent on the family’s new apartment, the Reeds had little, to no, money.

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The mother told her children that even though they couldn’t afford Christmas gifts, they were still going to enjoy the holiday together with a roof over their heads and dinner on the table in Oklahoma City.

The officers on duty were so touched by the story, the entire police department contributed money, and raised over $800 so they could buy toys, supplies, and gifts for the Reeds.

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