A little boy desperately wanted to go hunting with anybody who might have taken him. So when Alex Collins saw the invitation from the Chester County Sheriff on the department’s Facebook page, he jumped at the chance and wrote a letter.
In it, 9-year-old Alex said he doesn’t have anyone to teach him to hunt.
“It’s just me and my Mom and she’s too sick to do stuff,” the note explained. “She has a bad heart. I think you are really nice to do this. I hope you pick me to go.”
The boy hand-delivered the letter to the Sheriff’s Office, the only problem, he lives in Chester County, Pennsylvania and the invitation was from the sheriff in Chester County, South Carolina.
It was a simple mistake. It has turned into one of the most touching stories you’ll see this holiday season.
The sheriff of Chester County, PA did some research and found out the letter should have gone to Chester County, SC. It was a long shot, but the PA office forwarded the letter on to SC and asked if maybe Sheriff Alex Underwood would consider it.
“I said, if you can get him here, we’ll take him hunting,” Underwood said. In a move that has turned many an eye misty, the PA Sheriff put Alex Collins on a plane Monday morning. Underwood was there with a fleet of patrol cars to meet him.
Read more: http://www.foxcarolina.com/story/27723550/geographical-mix-up-bring-pennsylvania-boy-to-chester-sc-to-hunt-with-sheriff#ixzz3NP2gBYF5