Alfie Robertson, eight, ran over and offered some Haribo to solemn officers on the streets of London after he was taken to watch the procession by his grandparents.
The heartwarming action came as mourners waited for the procession of the police officer killed in the Westminster terror attack.
Mum Avril Yull, 30, says she has now been inundated with touching messages from police officers, those affected by the attack, and fellow parents praising the kind boy’s gesture.
Alfie, eight, offered sweets to police at PC Palmer's funeral
It’s just really lovely, he kindly decided to share the sweets and it’s gone viral online
Mr Yull, who lives in Orpington, Kent, said: “We’ve had so many lovely messages, some from police officers who’ve served for over 30 years saying they’ve never seen such a touching thing happen.
“Alfie’s nan Trish and his granddad Stephen are both retired police officers, and his uncle Stuart is currently serving, so they took him to the funeral to pay their respects.
“He thought he’d offer one policeman a sweet but kept going until he’d run out, and then he wanted to get more so he could share them with everyone.
The schoolboy has also been invited to the Houses of Parliament for his act of kindness
“He was staying at his nan’s for a sleepover and they went out for the day but I didn’t realise where until my sister saw him on the news.
“It’s just really lovely, he kindly decided to share the sweets and it’s gone viral online.
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“It makes me very, very proud, and I’m gobsmacked that something so small that could have gone unnoticed has been picked up by so many people.
“I don’t want to take away from the funeral, because a police officer has died and people were there to remember and honour him, but Alfie making such a small gesture has really touched people.”
Alfie's mum, Ms Yull, says he is most excited about meeting the bomb squad The funeral of PC Keith Palmer in pictures Mon, April 10, 2017
The funeral of the police officer who lost his life in the Westminster terror attack is scheduled for today at 2pm. His body was transferred to the Palace of Westminster yesterday, where a private memorial service was held for members of his close family
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Police officials and mounted police lead the hearse carrying the coffin of London Metropolitan Police Officer PC Keith Palmer during his funeral parade
Mr Yull, also mum to Evie, seven and Arthur, one, says aspiring police officer Archie has now been inundated with offers to visit police stations across the country.
He was taken to the procession by his grandma, retired police officer Trish Robertson, 58.
Trish, who lives in Orpington, Kent, said: “We took Alfie to the funeral to pay our respects to PC Palmer and everyone else affected by the attack.
“It was something we all wanted to do, and we wanted him to realised what had happened.
“Alfie was just eating his Tangfastics when he saw a sergeant looking at him and gave him one.
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“Then the police officer next to him looked to see what had happened, and he gave him one too.
“He walked all the way down the line and gave out the whole bag of sweets.
“It was just a nice little act of kindness – Alfie wasn’t the only one, but I think the officers appreciated the sweets because they were so hungry.
“I was so shocked when it was on the news – someone rang me and told me – it’s been overwhelming.”
The schoolboy has also been invited to the Houses of Parliament, and his mum says it’s ‘unbelievable’ how much attention his kindness has attracted.
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Ms Yull added: “He’s had an offer from almost every police station in the country to go and visit for a tour and he’s been invited to go and meet the mounted police in Lewisham.
“He’s been asked to go to the Houses of Parliament and some of PC Palmer’s colleagues have contacted us thanking us and saying how proud he would be.
“Alfie is most excited about meeting the bomb squad – everyone wants to meet him.
“It’s really lovely, I’ve had a lot of praise and people saying it’s excellent parenting, just a lot of nice messages.
“Those police officers said he really brightened up a sad day, and they’d been standing there since 7:30am so they could probably do with a sweet.
“It really has made such a big difference, and it’s unbelievable how many people have contacted me.”