7-year-old girl uses tooth fairy money to buy Girl Scout Cookies for police officers

COSTA MESA, CA - JANUARY 23: Colorful boxes of Gril Scout cookies fill the back of a minivan at the Costa Mesa distribution center. ///ADDITIONAL INFO: - Photo by MINDY SCHAUER, The Orange County Register/MediaNews Group via Getty Images - shot: 012316 Cookies.0124 Girl Scouts of Orange County Mega Cookie Delivery with more than 1 million boxes of cookies to be distributed to local Orange County Girl Scout volunteers in Costa Mesa on Saturday. (Photo by Mindy Schauer/Digital First Media/Orange County Register via Getty Images)

SURF CITY, N.C. (WLOS) — One little girl was on a mission this week to show her appreciation for local law enforcement.

Ellie Martinez, 7, told her mom that she wanted to donate Girl Scout Cookies to the Surf City Police Department as a ‘thank you’ for their service and protecting her while she plays at the park.

For three days, the two waited at the park, until Ellie’s mom, Kalin, secretly called the department asking an officer to swing by.

“Ellie was playing on the spinny merry-go-round at the park,” said Kalin, “And all of a sudden she was like, ‘Mom, Mom!’ So she ran over and flagged them down.”

Ellie was finally able to give the boxes to Officer Kincaid, which she bought using her own tooth fairy money.

Kalin says that her daughter is thinking about becoming a police officer one day.