When nine-year-old Noah glanced across a restaurant one morning, he spied a Lakeland, Florida, police officer sitting alone eating his breakfast. He instantly became nervous and wasn’t sure how to act.

He knew what he wanted to do and told his mother about the plan. Hiis actions that morning in the restaurant prompted the officer to jump out of his chair. The police officer was overwhelmed with what the little boy did…

You see, Noah wants to become a police officer someday. So Noah asked his mom, Amanda Cantin, if he could say “Hi” to Officer Eddie Benitez. Mom and son were together eating breakfast at a local Denny’s because it was “Bring Your Child To Work Day.” She of course said yes.

However, Noah froze. He didn’t know what to say. So instead, he did something that floored the officer. Noah had been saving up his birthday money and he decided he would pay for Officer Benitez’s breakfast.

Noah and Amanda flagged down a waitress and told them about Noah’s plan. Once they received the receipt, Noah wanted to write a special note to the officer. With Amanda’s help, he penned a heartfelt message.

“I want to be you when I grow up. Thank you for your service.”

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Then, Noah shyly walked over to the officer and handed him the note. Officer Benitez was stunned. He jumped up from his seat and insisted on taking a photo with his biggest little fan, Amanda said.

“He didn’t understand why this little boy was walking down there with his tab. His face was very shocked.”

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