When a young boy got separated from his mother at the International Rice Festival in Crowley, LA., police officer David Taylor was there to help.
He lifted the boy to his shoulders to search the crowd, looking for his mother over the heads of many who were in attendance. And when the “extremely upset” boy started to get sleepy, worn out from the emotion being lost, the officer lowered him down and comforted him, cradling him against his chest.
Thirty minutes later the boy was reunited with his mother but a photo was captured of the boy and the cop, living on and garnering attention in social media.
Uncomfortable with the attention he’s been receiving, the officer had this to say: “What I was doing is nothing different from the rest of our law enforcement colleagues. The only difference is that someone took a photo of me. If it shines a true light on what police officers do and can do, then [this attention] is a good thing.”
Kindess, compassion, all for a kid lost in the crowd. Pretty cool.
Photo: Twitter user @KFLY