6-Year-Old Girl Brings Thanksgiving Dinner to Newtown Police OfficersSubmitted by barracuda_trader on Fri, 11/29/2013 - 19:59
6-year-old Lucia St. Lorenzo kept wondering how Newtown police officers that worked on Thanksgiving would get their dinner. So she stepped in to help in a random act of kindness.
“Some police officers were working and they don't get to stay home with their families,” said 6-year-old St. Lorenzo.
Lucia and her father, Antonio St. Lorenzo, delivered the catered feast to the police station Thursday night.
Originally Lucia offered to pay for the whole dinner herself with the money she had gotten for her birthday, but restaurant owners from the Newtown Inn agreed to donate the dinners for 8 officers to support Lucia’s act of kindness.
Linda Antignani, who’s behind the Newtown Adopt-a-Cop program, also helped Lucia and her father make the night happen.
“It falls in that category of a little girl knowing that the officers would be alone on a holiday and wanting to give them a little piece of home,” said Linda Antignani.
Lucia's father, says he's so proud to see his daughter follow in his footsteps. He spend this life giving back to homeless veterans and other causes.
“It really makes me feel proud that she's got that kind of heart. That it's not all about her. She gets. It's about giving back,” said Antonio St. Lorenzo.