Instead of dismissing a young boy going door-to-door in a neighborhood a police officer took the time to understand.

Neighbors called the police because the boy was asking if he could do yard work to earn money for a new Playstation, the City of Hapeville Police said.

When Officer Colleran showed up, he talked to the boy and said he explained he wanted to pull weeds, cut grass and trim hedges to earn the money.

“The young man was polite, respectful and truthful,” the police department said. “Colleran, a gamer himself, was impressed with the young man and thought he would help him reach his goal.”

Officer Colleran and some of his friends came together to get the video game system and even a gift card to pay for the membership so the boy could play immediately.