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Manchester attack: Kids give special gifts to 'superhero' police

A young boy stopped police in Manchester, England, on Wednesday with a special reason: to give them chocolate and thank-you notes for being "superhero" officers after the terror attack there.

The notes to Greater Manchester Police read: “Thank you for protecting everyone from danger and for being a real superhero to us all”. They were signed by Ben, age 11, Amy-Leigh, age 14, and Charlotte, age 4.

Ben hand-delivered the notes, according to police.

The act of kindness came after a suicide bomber killed 22 people and wounded more than 100 others at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester on May 22. The police have 1,000 people working on the case and have put 13 men in custody since the attack. Security has remained high at major events across England throughout the past week.

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The Greater Manchester Police of Manchester North posted a picture of the notes and coins on Facebook, with their own note that said “thank you for brightening up our day.” The GMP said Ben approached police constables working outside the Town Hall and handed them the envelopes before running off.

The post has already racked up more than 22,000 reactions and 5,000 comments applauding both the children and their parents.

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Support for the Manchester Police is trending across social media, from videos of an officer dancing with children at the One Love Manchester benefit gig, to photos of officers hugging fans and posing for pictures, the Manchester Evening News reported.

Photos also show police bringing flowers and showing their support at memorials and services following the terrorist attacks that took place Saturday night.