Sacramento police officers help struggling family of 5

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Two Sacramento police officers proved that Santa Claus isn't the only one working the night shift and brightening the holidays.

Two Sacramento police officers proved that Santa Claus isn't the only one working the night shift and brightening the holidays.

Officers Phil Burnham and Nick Knoblock saw a family of five carrying suitcases through downtown Sacramento around midnight on Saturday.

They thought something was out of place and found out Robbie and Ivory Pruitt had just lost their home.

Burnham and Knoblock then offered to pay for a hotel room for the family.

"You know, you've got some good officers out there, you know. They're human, just like us, like anybody else. I'm just thankful they pulled up on us," Robbie said.

"There were cries and hugs, and they were very appreciative," Knoblock said.

A charity called Sacramento Police Cares covered the officers' out of pocket expenses.

Burnham and Knoblock said they would have helped the Pruitts even if they didn't get a dime back.

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