LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Louisville woman has been recognized with an award for her devotion to helping others.

Molly Hawkins, a caregiver at BrightStar Care of Louisville, was surprised Thursday with the Caregiver of the Year award for the Southeast Region.

The families of two women Hawkins took care of -- nominated her for the honor.

Hawkins was given a trophy and sash and everyone enjoyed cake to celebrate.

Copyright 2017 WDRB Media. All rights reserved.