When the boy took Officer Acerra to his bedroom, the police officer was very surprised at what he found. He found practically nothing. Just an empty room with a trash bag full of clothes. Cameron’s mother had made a sudden a move from Texas to South Carolina to care for a sick family member, and she and the boys were struggling financially.
Right then and there, Officer Acerra made the decision to help this family and kept it a complete surprise. He gathered up items for Cameron’s room, like a comfy bed, a desk, television, and even a Wii game system. Cameron’s older brother also received a full bedroom and the boys got an air hockey table to play together. The family was incredibly grateful and young Cameron was shocked to tears. This act of kindness changed the lives of a deserving family, and perhaps most importantly, Cameron and Officer Acerra forged an important friendship.