Our local first responders deserve more credit for their continuous work to keep their communities safe.

Whether you're a police officer, a nurse, an EMT, a firefighter or another emergency workers, there's always a job to be done, no matter how big or small the task.

A little appreciation always goes the distance.

In Acushnet, Fire Chief Kevin Gallagher is feeling the love thanks to one special young man.

On Tuesday, June 6, Gallagher was surprised by Jaxson Trahan of Acushnet with a picture he made for the chief. Trahan drew a bright red fire truck putting out a fire.

With retirement right around the corner, it's the little things such as Trahan's gift that remind Gallagher people care.

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Photo Credit: Acushnet Fire & EMS Department
Photo Credit: Acushnet Fire & EMS Department

Gallagher took to the Acushnet Fire & EMS Department's social media to share his experience with Trahan:

"What a wonderful gift. Just before the day ended I was visited by Jaxson Trahan, a terrific Acushnet young man, and quite an artist. Jaxson painted an Acushnet fire truck extinguishing a fire as a retirement gift to me. He even presented it after asking me to close my eyes and hold out my hands! Thank you, Jaxson. These are the best moments and are the ones I will take with me. 31 days left!"- Chief Kevin Gallagher

Photo Credit: Acushnet Fire & EMS Department
Photo Credit: Acushnet Fire & EMS Department

According to the department, Gallagher has already hung Trahan's artwork front-and-center on the wall of his office.

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