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Oklahoma City boy reported missing was planning Christmas surprise for mom

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A single mom in Oklahoma City reported her 13-year-old son missing last week, but it turned out her son was planning something special.

Single mom Sophia Reed recently moved her family to Oklahoma City, and used the last of her savings, including Christmas money, to pay the security deposit on a new apartment. Then, last week, she called police to say her son Diauris had disappeared.

Diauris and his sister Daneisha had concocted a plan, and Daneisha said she didn't want to say anything to her mom, because it would ruin the surprise.

"I was afraid he was going to get in trouble," Sophia's daughter, Deneisha said about Diauris. "I was very afraid he was going to get in trouble. I just didn't want to say anything because it would blow the whole thing."

The siblings were planning to buy their mom a Christmas gift, and Diauris was collecting cans to raise money.

"I just wanted to do something for my mama," Diauris told KFOR-TV.

He came home and saw officers gathered at his house, so he let them know what he was up to. Officer Roland Russell was touched by the story and started inviting other officers to meet the Reeds. The police department even raised $800 for the family and bought them Christmas and housewarming gifts.

"They caught us at the right time and we are so grateful," Sophia said.

KFOR reports the family is planning to pay it forward next year.

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