GLENDALE, Calif. (KABC) --There is now a special bond between a couple of Girl Scouts and the Glendale Police Department after one of the girls lost her Hello Kitty purse with all her cookie earnings inside.
Pulling a cart loaded with boxes of Girl Scout Cookies, 9-year-old Juliana Rozanski went to the Glendale Police Department Monday night to say thank you.
"I felt like the police were so nice. I wanted to give them all the cookies I had," she said.
Juliana was out with her dad and little sister selling cookies door-to-door in Glendale last week when she realized her Hello Kitty purse, containing $150, was missing.
They searched the streets but couldn't find it.
Around the same time, 14-year-old Maddie Bohman, who also happens to be a Girl Scout, was out for a walk with her mother and found the purse.
The Rozanskis reported the loss to police. Dispatcher Sally Chong wanted to help.
"I just thought about how much she must have cried because she lost that money, and I just sent a message out saying 'Hey, anybody want to pitch in?' And it was amazing, the response I got," she said.
The officers raised $160 and gave the money to Juliana.
Meantime, Juliana's family had posted a flier with their phone number that Maddie's mother learned about through social media. Soon after, the Girl Scouts united, and Maddie returned Juliana's purse.
"I work really hard when it comes to cookie sales, and I felt so bad for this girl. I wanted to find her and, thankfully, we did," Maddie said.
Juliana was overjoyed.
"I said 'Oh my god, I'm so happy. This is the best day ever,'" she said.
The girls formed such a close bond because of the experience, that Maddie might be Juliana's new babysitter.