Thanks to a mass act of kindness by Union City police officers, the story of a cookie-selling Girl Scout robbed at gunpoint has a sweet ending. 

The 12-year-old and her mom were selling cookies outside a California Safeway around 5pm on Feb. 8 when a man approached and asked about buying some cookies, the Mercury News reports. The man walked off but soon returned.

Police say he pulled out a handgun and threatened the Girl Scout's mom, who handed over an undisclosed amount of their cookie proceeds. The man ran off and hasn't been caught. "We see all kinds of awful things, but this is horrible," Officer Lisa Gratez tells KGO.

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