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Paying it forward just doesn’t mean lending a helping hand, it also means receiving it whenever you’re in need.

Shetara Sims is one of the thousands of Americans that lost their job due to COVID-19 layoffs. Sims was down to her last $7 dollars when she found a dollar in a grocery store parking lot, then used it to buy a lottery ticket, according to CNN.

That lottery ticket won her $100 dollars, which Sims and her family desperately needed.

However, Rakiya Edmonson, Sims’ 12-year-old daughter suggested that she donate all of it for a Kansas City Police Officer that was wounded on the line of duty.

Sims’ family wanted to pay it forward after the Kansas City Police Department was there for her after Rakiya’s oldest sister was killed in 2012, according to KCPD ABC

“The detectives were really there for us. They were there for us more than anyone I can imagine. They did things they didn’t have to do… They were fathers, therapists. They were everything,” said Sims.

After Sims anonymously donated the lottery winnings, police tracked her down and decided to help her even further.

Police set up a GoFundMe campaign for Sims which has since raised over $145,000 dollars.

“To hear her call and just express thanks for no reason other than she’s thankful, it’s really impactful to us, and it’s really touching to us,” said Kansas City Police Department Sgt. Jake Becchina.