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Young boys break out piggy bank to help firefighters buy new gear

Fire officials mailed letters asking for donations to buy new gear. They received a heartwarming donation from a 5-year-old boy wanting to help.

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. — When the Huntersville Fire Department sent out letters asking the community for donations to cover the cost of new equipment for firefighters, a 5-year-old broke open his piggy bank to help. 

Literally

Huntersville fire posted on Facebook that 5-year-old Brian wrote back and included $3 from his piggy bank. His 3-year-old brother Luke threw in another $1.25 for the cause. A drawing was also included with the earnest offering. 

"I hope this buys you a new fire truck," Brian wrote. 

As a thank you, the boys and their family were invited to a fire station where they got to meet firefighters and had their pictures taken with the team. 

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Posted by Huntersville Fire Department on Sunday, November 14, 2021

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