Kentucky girl, 5, buys ice cream for troopers who attended colleague's funeral

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A photo of the ice cream encounter went viral (KTRK)

It was a chance meeting and a gesture that meant the world to state troopers who had just been to the funeral of a fallen colleague, reports television station WDRB.

Isabella Gregory, 5, saw the Kentucky state troopers at a McDonald's after the emotional funeral for Trooper Joseph Ponder, who had been fatally shot during a traffic stop earlier this month.

Isabella bought them all ice cream sundaes with her allowance money. She then took a photo with them that has since gone viral.

"Her gesture, it just means the world to us," said Trooper Pat Hamilton. "Her allowance money, who knows how long it took her to gather that much money."

When asked why she did it, Isabella said, "Because their friend died."

To show her how much they appreciated the gesture, the troopers recently drove three hours to surprise Isabella to treat her to her favorite restaurant in style.
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