Sometimes it’s the gestures from the youngest members of our society that make our hearts melt.
Summer Aldridge and her son Dawson had just finished shopping in Walmart when something her little boy did made Aldridge say, “I am so proud to be his momma!”
Aldridge told Dawson if he behaved he would get a special treat after they were done shopping.
Trips to the store with a little kid aren’t always rainbows and cupcakes for either the adult or the child, so when Aldridge got to the store she told Dawson he would receive $5 if he behaved while they were at the store.
As they wrapped up their time in Walmart, Dawson asked his mother if he could have the money so he could buy a drink and some candy.
Dawson behaved himself and he was awarded $5 to purchase whatever he wanted.
Aldridge shared on Facebook that after Dawson picked up the items he wanted he turned around. When he turned around he noticed a group of firefighters.
“Dawson put back his treats and brought me an entire little box of Tic Tacs and said, ‘Can we give these to those guys?’ I looked and they were firefighters in their uniforms, shopping,” Aldridge recalled.
Instead of getting a candy bar and drink like he said he wanted, he bought something for a group of firefighters.
Once Aldridge completed the purchase, Dawson walked right up to the firefighters and handed each of them a box of Tic Tacs.
The firefighters happily accepted the little boy’s gifts. According to Dawson’s mother the men gave him a hug and they all took a picture together.
Dawson surprised the firefighters with a minty fresh treat.
When they asked what he wanted for Christmas, Dawson happily replied, “I wanna be a firefighter for Christmas!”
“We have room for you buddy; we can give you an application, now!” they all laughed.
Aldridge commented on the post that had been shared on the Love What Matters page and wrote how she and the boy’s father are doing their best to raise him and his sister.
“I don’t want to raise them to handle a cruel and heartless world, I want them to make the world less cruel and heartless.”