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Local elementary students learn what it means to be a hero

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AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) -

"I like the capes because next Friday we have super hero day, and Ms. Holder said that we could wear it," says Glennwood fourth-grader, Anaiz Carbhaal.

The halls of Glennwood elementary favored that of a marvel movie, and it's all part of Conn's Cares Program to inspire the next generation of heroes.

As a part of the initiative, Conn's Furniture has local first responders interact with students to provide a fun and educational message.

"The kids all see police officers, firemen, and paramedics as heroes and the point of our 'Heroes Among Us' event today was for our heroes to show the kids how they can be heroes themselves at school, at home, and in the community," says Conn's Associate, Charlie Nejedly.

The students received "Hero Handbooks" along with the capes, bringing the message to life.

"I experienced that you can do anything no matter what...and to be brave and bold," Carbhaal said.

After the presentation, Conn's volunteers helped the children write thank you notes for the heroes. Conn's also donated $1,000 to the Texas Panhandle 100 Club, which supports the families of police officers and firefighters who have lost their lives or were disabled in the line of duty.

Amarillo Police officer, Daniel Smith, says being able to work with the kids is the best part of the job. He enjoys being able to hangout with them and of course giving out high fives.

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