10-Year-Old Girl Gives ‘Thank You’ Notes to Denton County Deputies

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DENTON -- At the Denton County Sheriff's Office, Christmas came early. But it wasn't Santa bearing gifts of seasonal joy. It was 10-year-old Savannah Solis.

"Doing things like this are very nice, and it's amazing to see their faces when you give them a thank you because they don't get much," Savannah said.

Savannah already knows the best presents don't come wrapped in shiny paper, "I'm thankful for them, and I'm praying for them."

On Monday, Savannah made the trip into town, not from the North Pole, rather Tyler, Texas with a basket loaded with handcrafted thank you cards. She handed them out to hard working deputies.

"I take the time for them because they take so much time to help us and keep us safe every day," Savannah said.

And much like Santa, this isn't her first stop. Not even close.

"All over Texas.  London, England.  She spoke at Buckingham Palace to the officers there. She's been to New York three times, Miami and New Orleans, Washington D.C. (where) she spoke at national police week."

In all, Savannah has gifted over 1,700 cards to those who serve and protect. It's a mission she takes to heart.

"In December, when Officer Liu and Officer Ramos died, I just felt sad," Savannah explained. "So, I started making all the cards for the officers to thank them."

It was one year ago when two NYPD officers were shot and killed while sitting in their squad car, an apparent revenge shooting for the death of Eric Garner.

And it was then Savannah started her journey with two simple, yet powerful words.

"It's tremendous to have her walk in these doors and tell all of our deputies and officers how much she appreciates what they do for them day in and day out because we do go through a lot. It's just huge for us," Sheriff Will Travis of Denton County said.

So, it should come as no surprise Savannah already knows what she wants to do when she grows up.

"A K-9 officer because I get a dog and save people," she said.

Something she's already doing with her special cards.