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Brooksville kindergartner delivers care packages to frontline workers

Posted at 4:08 PM, Apr 29, 2020

HERNANDO COUNTY, Fla. — A kindergartner and his mother put together care packages for frontline workers amid COVID-19.

“He actually woke up and said he wanted to help people," said Rachel Clayton.

So together, 6-year-old Zachary Clayton and his mom put together care packages.

Each one is loaded with snacks for those on the front lines during this coronavirus crisis.

“We had to buy some stuff for the police officers," said Zachary.

They brought the first batch to deputies at the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office.

“He has a really big heart mostly toward animals and wanting to help them, but this is the first time about people," said Rachel.

Along with snacks, each bag has a handmade card.

“In the past we’ve done cards for local seniors in Pinellas County, so we just decided we’d make some cards and stick them in there as well," she said.

The next batch of 50 bags are headed to a nearby hospital as thank you to the nurses.

“He sees a lot of what's going on with people wearing the face masks. We talk about it. We don’t hide it from him. He’s learning a very good lesson," said Rachel.