CHATHAM CO., GA (WTOC) - Lily Robertson is a second-grade student at Marshpoint Elementary School with a kind heart.
"I'm so excited," Robertson said.
That's because the Chatham County Sheriff's Office honored her in a special way for writing a letter to law enforcement, thanking them for their hard work to make sure her family and friends were safeguarded during Hurricane Matthew.
When asked why she wrote the letter, Robertson responded, "My mom suggested maybe I should and I thought it would be a good idea."
Lily's heartfelt gesture didn't go unnoticed, Chatham County's Sheriff John Wilcher presented her with a Challenge Coin and "thank you plaque" for expressing gratitude to law enforcement.
"On behalf of the Chatham County Sheriff's Office, we together extend our most heartfelt appreciation for your kind words," said Sheriff Wilcher.
Talk about tugging at the heartstrings, Sheriff Wilcher fought back tears of an emotional acknowledgment.
"You have a seven-year-old here that cares about a police officer and grown people that (don't)," Sheriff Wilcher said.
To him, it's motivation to be an even better sheriff.
"It makes we want to step to another level. As I said earlier, people need to put their differences aside," said Sheriff Wilcher.