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Donations pour in after Ohio 7-year-old found trying to sell teddy bear for food

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A 7-year-old boy in Franklin, Ohio, who was found by police trying to sell his teddy bear so he'd have money to buy food is getting the help he needs, thanks to generous donations from the public.

According to a FOX19 news report, the initial incident took place last week, outside a CVS in Franklin. Officer Steve Dunham came across the boy, who was trying to sell his teddy bear and told him he hadn't eaten for days.

The officer immediately got the boy a sandwich at Subway, according to the FOX19 report, then the two of them drove to the police station where they said a prayer together and ate dinner.

To read the original FOX19 news report, CLICK HERE.

"When officers arrived to the home on Main Street where the boy came from, they took pictures of what they found," the FOX19 report continues. "In the home, they found rotten food in the refrigerator, disarray in the home, and the small of cat and human urine."

Since that report, donations have been pouring in. Rocky Adams, a representative of St. Vincent De Paul, says the response has been heart-warming.

"It just didn't look right," he told FOX19. "There was no one around him. When we left, I guess he went over to CVS Pharmacy because that's where the policeman found him. He was trying to sell his stuffed animal so he could eat. Right now, I have a folder with at least 40 names and numbers in them from Massachusetts to Alaska."

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