Officer Gaetano Acerra was on his regular duty when he received a call from a 13-year-old named Cameron Simmons, who said he wanted to run away from his home because he argued with his mom.
When Acerra reached the boy’s house, he managed to look into the boy’s bedroom and understood what was happening. Cameron’s room had no furniture and consisted of a mattress, that was deflated, causing him back pain. His mother was facing a financial cri-sis, so they couldn’t afford any new furniture.
That’s when Acerra decided to surprise the little boy. A few weeks later, he returned with a desk, chair, bed, and a television. Acerra also gave Cameron a Nintendo Wii that someone had donated after hearing the boy’s story.
In a conversation with WIS-TV, Acerra said that he did not help the boy to gain publicity but rather to make the kid happy because it felt it was the right thing to do.
The story went viral and people have been appreciating Acerra for his kind actions.