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Police officers surprise 4-year-old after thief takes Christmas presents

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Photo courtesy of the Cedar Rapids Police Department. Photo courtesy of the Cedar Rapids Police Department.

A Christmas was nearly ruined by a thief but instead it's a very merry ending for a 4-year-old and his mom. 

Christmas presents were among items stolen by a thief while 4-year-old Kierran Andersen-Triervieler and his mother were visiting grandparents, the family came home to the mess on Christmas Eve. 

"Just to go into a kids room and blatantly take things that you know are childrens it just makes me wonder how heartless and grimy can you be," says LaChon Andersen, Kierran's mom. 

The police officers who responded to the burglary call noticed little Kierran and were talking to him about his favorite series 'Paw Patrol.'

"They were paying really good attention to my son they were asking if we were gonna get the gifts replaced and you know we could have done a little bit but it wouldn't have made up for everything that had been taken," Andersen says. 

The officers told Andersen they would stop back over with some paperwork she needed to sign but they arrived with presents instead. 

Many of the gifts were Paw Patrol themed. 

The officers also replaced Kierran's television that had been taken.  

"There are genuinely good people out there that just wanted to make a little boys Christmas so much better and it really touched my heart because he is my everything," Andersen tells us. 

Earlier in the day on Christmas Eve a child had stopped by the Cedar Rapids Police Department to donate $500 to some officers, it was that money that was used to buy the gifts for Kierran and his mom according to a Facebook post on the Cedar Rapids Police Department page. 

The Facebook post also says many people asked the officers what they were doing while shopping for the gifts, as they explained they started donating to the cause. 

The officers collected an additional $350 from generous community members. 

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