Do you remember keeping a piggy bank when you were little? If you did, chances are you were saving up to buy something you really wanted, like a game or a book. Each time you put a dollar or coin into your bank you were that much closer to purchasing something with your hard-earned money.
Four-year-old Sidney Fahrenbruch had been saving her money to buy a toy, but during one of her weekly visits to her local police department she realized that someone else needed the money more than her.
Sidney became interested in police officers when she was two years old.
Her mother, Megan Fahrenbruch, told TODAY that Sidney’s fascination with police officers began when her little girl noticed an officer directing traffic on a hot day. She thought he must be thirsty so she wanted to bring him a bottle of water.
After her act of kindness she started to make weekly visits to the local police, the Longmont Police Department. She frequently brought them treats and quickly became known around the station.
One day when Sidney and her family moved into a new house the little girl asked if one of the officers would look through her house for any monsters. Officer Bonday happily obliged and the video of him looking through her house went viral.
Sidney continues to make weekly visits to the police station.
During one of her visits to the Longmont police station she noticed a flyer asking for donations for an officer who had cancer.
Officer Kyle Zulauf had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer a little under two years ago and his police department was in the process of raising the funds to pay for surgery for him.
Sidney saw the sign and wanted to help.
“It’s the nice thing to do,” the 4-year-old told TODAY.
The little girl took all the money she had saved and donated it to the fundraiser.
Sidney donated a total of $9, which her mother said she planned on using to buy a toy.
“It feels good that she’s so giving,” Megan said. “She wanted to save the money for a toy but decided someone needed it more than her.”
The Longmont Police Department shared photos of Sidney and Officer Bonday along with her donation on their Facebook page and they were taken aback by Sidney’s generosity.