Some little heroes in Rockford are getting big recognition from police and firefighters.
Last week an officer spotted Antonio and Malik helping an older man with a lawnmower.
The officer learned the boys found the man laying near the sidewalk.
He overworked himself mowing and fell.
The boys helped him up to take him home.
Police say some nearby adults called the fire department to help but noted that only the young boys took the time to stop and help the man.
The responsibility from a 10-year-old to do what's right is so encouraging and amazing," said Rockford Police Chief Dan O'Shea.
Rockford Police gave the boys a medal and a bag of goodies for the good deed.
10322 Auburn Road, Rockford, IL 61103
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