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Cameron Simmons, 13, called police after a fιght with his mom and told police that he didn’t want to live with his family anymore.
Officer Gaetano Acerra responded to the call and tried to convince Simmons that he was overreacting, WISTV reports.
“I said, ‘You have it good, you have a roof over your head,'” said Acerra. “I told him I would try to help him out, and here we are now.”
When Gaetano went into Simmons room he realized that the teen didn’t have many of the things he needed, such as a bed.
“My heart went out for him,” said Acerra. “I thought the little things that he needed I could give him, to make him a happier kid.”
Acerra came back to visit Simmons weeks later with a truck full of gifts.
“Bed, TV, desk, chair, a Wii game system that somebody donated to me because of the story I told them,” said Acerra.
Simmons says the new bed will replace his inflatable mattress which used to hυrt his back.
“I didn’t do this for publicity or to get people to notice me,” Acerra said. “I did it because I could. It was the right thing to do and I think people should do things like this.”
Acerra said the experience gave him a new friend. He gave Simmons his number and told him to call any time.