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Girl, 8, sends homemade plastic crosses to first responders

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Arianna Nichols creates small crosses to send to first responders throughout the country (Credit: KMOV) Arianna Nichols creates small crosses to send to first responders throughout the country (Credit: KMOV)

ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – An 8-year-old girl from Madison County is using small pieces of plastic to show how the smallest act of kindness can make a world of difference in someone’s day.

Arianna Nichols makes plastic crosses for firefighters and police officers.

“Well I wanna protect people and spread God’s word,” Arianna said.

Arianna came up with the idea about five months ago.

“I thought if she really wants to do this then it’s my job as her mother to help her,” Laura, her mom, said. “My goal in the beginning was to get her two or three departments, and then when that came easy II thought ‘if we can do five that’ll make her feel good,’ and then it took off from there.”

Now, Arianna has sent more than 9,000 crosses to fire and police departments in 46 states.

A West County firefighter described the cross as “an awesome gift from a very sweet little girl.”

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