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Small Acts Of Kindness Emerging For Furloughed Federal Employees Amid Shutdown

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- In the midst of the ongoing partial government shutdown, now tied for the United States' longest, we're seeing acts of kindness emerge for furloughed federal workers.

The sister of a Transportation Security Administration worker posted a letter from a 10-year-old Brooklyn girl to social media which thanked TSA employees for continuing to work without pay.

The little helper even bought them doughnuts and coffee with coins from her parents.

Southwest Airlines workers also showed their appreciation at Bradley Airport in Connecticut, where they treated TSA workers to chili dogs and cake.

If it stretches into Saturday, the shutdown will become the longest in United States history.

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