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TODAY   |  September 17, 2013

Boy who donated savings of $10.03 to police ID’d

The mysterious contributor who donated $10.03 to the Greenfield, Wis., police department shortly after the anniversary of 9/11 has been revealed. The 11-year-old boy said he learned about the Sept. 11 attacks in school and has been collecting money to donate since April.

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>>> department received a small but meaningful donation from an unlikely source who is now getting the praise he deserves. this surveillance video from the wisconsin police department shows a good samaritan making a donation. something a little unusual about this do-gooder, he's not much taller than the counter.

>> at first, i was like, is he lost?

>> the boy makes the donation, $10.03. asks that the money goes to the police station and then walks out.

>> you don't expect that every day. just a little guy to walk in and throw up his change. most kids are like i'm saving for my xbox or this or that.

>> after a video and thank you message went on the police department facebook page the mystery donor was identified as 11-year-old max.

>> we learned about 9/11 and the great things that the police and fire department did. i decided i should donate it all to the police department .

>> he also wanted to pay tribute to his grandfather, a milwaukee police officer who was killed in the line of duty before he was born.

>> one day that's going to make a difference. might not a really big difference but at least it's something.

>> max has been collecting money since april from friends and family. on friday afternoon he road his bike to a station and dropped off the gift all on his own.

>> if every person would do that we would have such a great world. it would be awesome.

>> okay. i want to hug that kid. well, max is not done with his charitable contributions. his mom offered to match his donation of $10.03 and max is going to donate that to a little girl who needs a kidney transplant. what a kid. it's