It's a local story that's warming hearts across the Tri-State.
Matt Mouser and his two girls, Maddy, 11 and Makenzie, 9, made a stop at United Dairy Farmers on the corner of Rapid Run Road and Anderson Ferry to grab a drink Wednesday afternoon.
When Maddy noticed a Hamilton County deputy walking by, she made sure to greet him and wish him a Merry Christmas.
"Hello Officer! How are you today?" she asked. He stopped, smiled and replied, "Fine young lady, thank you."
She replied with a simple "Merry Christmas" and he had a very confused look on his face, according to Mouser.
After going into the store to get the drinks, the family was surprised to see the deputy again; but this time handing the UDF cashier a twenty.
He looked at Maddy and said, "Go get yourself anything you want in the store".
Matt Mouser told the officer that wasn't necessary, but the Lt. Brad Buchanan insisted.
"It's not everyday a young person talks respectfully to an officer," Buchanan said.
Mouser assured the deputy that their family always thanks officers and other service members.
Buchanan then looked at the girls again and said, "What are you two waiting for? Go get whatever you want."
After speaking with Matt Mouser Thursday morning, we're happy to report the girls left with not only their drinks, but some Combo's, happy hearts and tears of joy.
That's in addition to this great story they now have to share.