How These Cops Saved Christmas After Man Lost $1,000 He Planned to Use to Buy Toys for Kids

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When a California man accidentally left an envelope containing $1,000 on a checkout counter, officers stepped in to make sure the holidays weren't ruined. 

Vincent Rodriguez told KCBS he had made the money from selling his truck and planned to use it to buy presents for underprivileged children. 

But when he lost it, he thought his plans had been foiled by the Grinch. 

Luckily for him, the California Highway Patrol caught wind of his story and wanted to help. 

"A young man from San Bernardino trying to do good in his community and I thought that was just great," said Steve Carapia of the California Highway Patrol.

They presented him with $1,000 worth of Walmart gift cards to use for presents.

"It would have been nice to get it back," said Rodriguez. "But it's alright."

He added: "Sometimes you might not have enough or feel like you do, but there's always somebody who's got less."

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