"Honestly, I reached into my purse and dug out the last bit of cash I had on me and said, 'Please take her to lunch,'" Andrews told WTVD.
"I took her to Chick-Fil-A and she got the milkshake, the lemonade and the sandwich and she was so happy," Marcella Thompson said.
When Andrews shared the story with her husband, the Sheriff's Office stepped in to help. With help from the community, they found the family housing and raised enough money for food.
"It just takes a little to save someone's life, and that's really what they did for me and my daughter," Marcella Thompson said.