REPORT: A police officer asked a 6-year-old girl in a wheelchair to dance. The internet swooned (video)
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(CNN) — Houston Police Officer Sandy Fernandez was on duty at a quinceañera over the weekend when a 6-year-old girl in a wheelchair smiled and waved at him.
Fernandez couldn’t resist the sweet smile, so he reached out and asked her, “quieres bailar?” or “do you want to dance?”
The article goes on to state the following:
The little girl quickly took his hand and they started twirling about the dance floor.
“I felt like she knew me, even though I had never seen her before,” Fernandez told CNN. “We danced a couple of songs and towards the end she didn’t want to let go.”
Little did he know that the deejay performing at the quinceañera — a celebration of a girl’s 15th birthday — was recording their every move.
The video, recorded Saturday, quickly captured the hearts of thousands and now has more than 70,000 views. Many commenters are praising the officer for his kind deed.
But Fernandez says that he didn’t think anything of it. “I had no idea I was being recorded until the end of the dance,” he said. “My job is to build a relationship with the community, and that’s pretty much what I was doing.”
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