Sophia Reed moved her family into a new apartment in Oklahoma City but unfortunately, she had to spend all of her family’s Christmas money in order to make the move happen. As a result, she was unable to get gifts for her two children. Despite these hurdles, her kids still wanted to make sure she could get the gifts that she deserved.
Her 13-year-old son, Diauris, was missing one day because he went out to collect money to buy a gift for his mother.
But Sophia was completely unaware of his surprise and instead called the police to report him as missing.
During an interview with the local news station KFOR, she said: ‘what little Christmas money we had, you know, to pay my security deposit for here.’
It was just a week earlier when Diaurius decided to go out and collect cans in order to raise enough money to buy a gift for his mother.
In an interview, Sophia’s daughter and also Diaurius’ sister said: ‘I was afraid he was going to get in trouble, I was very afraid he was going to get in trouble. I just didn’t want to say anything because it would blow the whole thing.’
But it was too late, Sophia had already called the police so by the time Diaurius got home, he saw a whole bunch of police cars at his front door.
When he saw the uniformed officers there he decided to let them in on his plan. He told Officer Roland Russell of his plan and the idea inspired the officer to invite other officers to meet his family.
Sophia said: ‘there were so many knocks on my door, everybody just was knocking, just was knocking. And every time I opened my door, it was the police, the police.’
Darius, along with the help of the police officers, raised $800 for the family and bought the family Christmas and housewarming gifts.
Darius said: ‘most of the time when I see the police, it’s like, bad stuff. Up here I guess it’s changed. Good. They caught us at the right time and we are so grateful.’ Sophia and her family are now looking for work so that they too can pass the kindness forward.