FORT WORTH, Texas – A viral video of a shy three-year-old boy hugging a Texas police officer is warming people’s hearts. The police officer told Fox News it meant the world to him.
“I was honored and I was humbled because we see a lot of bad stuff,” Fort Worth Officer Anthony Colter said on “Fox and Friends” Thursday, “but to see him, so sincere and such a thoughtful gesture – it made it a wonderful day.”
Jamie Hubbard and her son TJ were at a McDonald’s last week celebrating her birthday when Colter arrived on his police motorcycle. Instantly he was the “coolest” guy there.
She told “Fox and Friends” that her son loves motorcycles and was instantly interested in Colter.
“He said hi to him and we ate for a little while and then Officer Colter got him a sticker that had a police badge on it,” Hubbard said.
Colter told Fox, “I gave him a sticker and told him ‘You’re my helper today, so you’ve got my back for the day. He came by to tell me that ‘I got our back and that I love you and support you.’ It was a wonderful, wonderful day.”
Moreover, Hubbard captured the heartwarming encounter on video. Consequently, the Fort Worth Police Department shared it on Facebook. It has been viewed hundreds of thousands of times already.
Video courtesy Fort Worth Police Department and Jamie Hubbard
'He wanted to give you a hug."
Posted by Fort Worth Police Department on Tuesday, March 28, 2017
“It makes me feel great,” she said. “These kids can sense when someone is good, nice and friendly. It’s something that they have when they’re born with (and) we do our best to make sure continue to have that and learn to respect and love those that are serving this country and serving our communities.”