Watch: Police Officer Gets Sweetest Surprise From a 3-Year-Old and It's the Best Thing You'll See All Day

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Footage capturing a sweet hug between a Texas police officer and a 3-year-old boy is melting hearts everywhere.

The Fort Worth Police Department shared a clip Tuesday on their Facebook page of extremely shy 3-year-old, T.J. Hubbard hugging Officer Anthony Colter as he sat alone while dining at McDonald’s.

In the clip, the young boy’s mother can be heard saying, “He wants to give you a hug” as her son walks up to the officer and buries his face in his neck. Colter, who was enjoying a cup of coffee at the time took the opportunity to accept the boy’s embrace and returned the heartwarming gesture.

In an interview with The Dallas Morning News, T.J.’s mother, Jamie Hubbard said her son was instantly “obsessed” with Colter being a motorcycle cop and isn’t one to give hugs to just about anyone. Instead, the toddler summoned enough courage to walk up to the officer and threw his arms around him.

The heart-melting exchange has since gone viral with more than 16,000 reactions and comments, and nearly a million views.

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Colter told Fox & Friends, “it meant the world” to him, adding that he gave the young boy a sticker that had a police badge on it.

“[I] told him, ‘You’re my helper today, so you’ve got my back for the day,’” Colter said. “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.”

The Fort Worth officer says the entire experience humbles him.

“I was humbled and honored because we see a lot of bad stuff. But to see him so sincere, such a kind, thoughtful gesture — it made a wonderful day,” he said.


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