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Wakulla County Deputies Surprise Boy With New Bike

Wakulla Boy Gets New Bike
Posted at 1:55 PM, Oct 29, 2014
and last updated 2014-10-29 13:55:00-04

WAKULLA COUNTY, FL (WTXL) - A Wakulla County boy received a special surprise after his bike was stolen in early October.

Daniel Fountain got a bike back in 2012. This bike symbolized this sixth grader's accomplishments, which included surviving brain cancer. 

Daniel was heartbroken when his bike was stolen on October 19th.

Daniel's mother, Sarah Fountain, searched the neighborhood for the bike. She didn't have any luck finding it, so she called the police.

Later that night, she got a call from the deputy who had received her report.

Keith Blackmar with the Wakulla County Sheriff's Office says that "he deputies that were on duty on the shift on Sunday evening decided that they would take it into their own hands and replace this young man's bicycle."

Daniel's mother kept it a surprise and told Daniel that a couple of officers were stopping by to ask more questions. Instead, several cars pulled into his driveway and presented him with a new bike and helmet.

Daniel says that he was in shock the entire time: "it was exciting, I felt warm inside."

Daniel's mother said that the moment was very special: "Daniel is very special to me and to everybody he knows, but for them to do something for someone they didn't know, it was just amazing. It really showed that they have good hearts."