Girl gives thank you card to officer

Posted at 11:23 PM, Sep 18, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-19 00:23:42-04

A little girl in Indiana is proving you are never too young to know when to express gratitude.

Patient Eliot, 4, saw Officer Shawn Durham while he was working security at a hospital.

She walked up to him and did something that Durham says he won’t soon forget. 

“She said, ‘Thank you’ and handed me a red envelope. I opened the envelope up and inside the envelope was this letter and it states: "I may be

young, but I'm old enough to know you risk yourself for others so you are a hero. I'm giving you this penny. It's a good luck charm that will keep

you from harm. Thank you.”

Officer Durham says he plans to keep that lucky penny in his left uniform pocket for the rest of his career.