Border patrol police have been showered in gifts by three young girls who paid for the presents with their pocket money.
Officers stationed at the Howlong vehicle checkpoint on the NSW/Victoria border received a care package from the girls to keep them comfortable on the front line.
The package included hand warmers, cookies and cup cakes and was all paid for with the girls’ pocket money.
‘We have been extremely touched by the generosity shown to our officers stationed down at the NSW/Victoria border,’ a NSW police Facebook status read.
‘The following goodies were dropped off to police working at the Howlong vehicle checkpoint by three young girls.
Police were given a care package (pictured) from three young girls at the Howlong vehicle checkpoint on the NSW/Victoria border
The package included cookies, cupcakes and hand warmers and was paid for by the girls’ pocket money
‘We later learned that these were paid for out of their own pocket money!
‘This gesture was enough to bring a couple of seasoned officers close to tears.’
Comments on the post praised the girls for supporting officers who are doing their utmost to keep the community safe during the coronavirus pandemic.
‘I’m so glad you’re being shown some love. You guys certainly deserve it,’ one comment reads.
‘Kids raised right!’ another post says. ‘Glad you are being looked after and treated correctly.’
‘Wonderful, what a lovely thing to do,’ another wrote. ‘Our police do not get enough thanks. Well done girls.’
Officers at the Howlong vehicle checkpoint (pictured on July 8) were brought to tears by the girls’ generous gesture
The NSW/Victoria border closed on July 7 for the first time in 100 years after a dramatic rise in community transmitted coronavirus infections in Victoria.
Police and Australian Defence Force personnel have been stationed along the border for 24 hours a day checking vehicles for permits to travel between the two states.
Victoria recorded 238 new cases of coronavirus on Wednesday, marking the 10th day in a row the state has registered more than 100 new cases.
Victoria’s case total has hit 4,448 with 1,931 cases still active. A total of 209 are still under investigation.
A woman in her 90s with the virus has died overnight, meaning three people have lost their lives to the disease in Melbourne since yesterday, taking the national toll to 111.
Meanwhile, New South Wales has recorded 13 new cases, with 10 linked to a cluster which developed at the Crossroads hotel in south-west Sydney.
Victoria’s dramatic increase in coronavirus infections from June 29, which lead to the NSW/Victoria border being closed on July 7