Austin officer helps hungry family with cart full of groceries

AUSTIN, Texas -- An Austin police officer is being praised for going above and beyond for a young boy he found walking alone.

Officer Riley found the boy in the parking lot of a corner store. He talked with the boy and found out he was trying to get food for his younger sibling.

Riley gave the boy a ride home where he found out the family was going through a difficult financial time. Riley talked to the kids about safety and cautioned them not to leave home without an adult.

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After he left the home, Riley decided he wanted to do something for the family. He went to H-E-B and filled a basket with groceries and snacks for the boys that they could prepare themselves without turning on a stove.

He also got some things that their parents would be able to cook for them.

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