Mix-up leads to little boy's hunting wish come true

CHESTER COUNTY, SC -- A Pennsylvania boy really wanted to go hunting, and thanks to a mix-up and a good-hearted sheriff, he got his holiday wish.

It all started with a post on Facebook. Chester County, South Carolina Sheriff Alex Underwood offered to take kids on a hunting and fishing trip. A nine-year-old Chester County boy saw the post and jumped at the chance, pouring his heart out in a letter.

Alex Collins explained that would love to go hunting but doesn't have anyone to teach him, as his single mother suffers health problems and he says she's "too sick to do stuff."

His letter was hand-delivered to the Chester County Sheriff's Office. The only problem -- Alex lives in Chester County, Pennsylvania.

"Of course they didn't know anything about it, but I met the sheriff a few months ago at a conference so when she started researching it she realized that we were having a hunt," Sheriff Underwood, of Chester County, SC, told WBTV.

The law enforcement officers worked together to get Alex to South Carolina and outfit him for a hunting trip.

Sheriff Alex Underwood, affectionately known as 'Big A', said, "It's about... it brings tears to your eyes, you know."

While Big A and 'Little A' didn't even see a deer on their outing, much less shoot one, it's safe to say Alex's wish came true anyway. null