FOX 5 surprises Baltimore girl living through riots with new bicycle for birthday

As Baltimore was burning, Charlize Mason should have been able to think about the candles on her birthday cake. Instead, she was worried about the riots in her neighborhood. 

"They was like burning up houses, beating up the police and all that other stuff," Mason said on Tuesday. 

"What do you think about that?" FOX 5's Beth Parker asked. 

"I think they should stop. Stop this mess because it is bad and people could get hurt and killed," Mason responded. 

For her birthday, 9-year-old Mason told us she wanted a new bike and for the riots to stop. After seeing our story earlier this week, our viewers stepped up. 

On Friday, FOX 5's Maureen Umeh surprised Mason before school on FOX 5 News Morning. "I think it looks beautiful," said Mason. "I'm so surprised that I got my bike that I wanted." 

Alicia Pinkett is one of three FOX 5 viewers who helped pay for the bike. 

"It just makes my heart sing. I did this just with her asking for a bike. I feel like in the midst of all the chaos that was going on, this young girl just wanted to celebrate her birthday," said Pinkett. 

Happy Birthday, Charlize! 

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