Cop buys groceries for family after finding young boy alone 'getting snacks for younger sibling'

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AUSTIN, Texas (KTRK/KAKE) -

A police officer in Austin, Texas is being praised for going above and beyond for a young boy he found walking alone.

Officer James Riley found the boy in the parking lot of a corner store. He talked with the boy and found out he was trying to get food for his younger sibling.

Riley gave the boy a ride home where he found out the family was going through a difficult financial time. Riley talked to the kids about safety and cautioned them not to leave home without an adult.

When he left, the officer wanted to do something for the family. So he went to a grocery store and filled a cart with groceries and snacks for them.

He got some food the kids could prepare themselves without turning on a stove and also got items their parents could cook for them.