When California’s Westminster Police Department got a call from a local family that their son, Tayden Nguyen, was a huge fan of police officers, the department did the only thing they could – they sent their finest.
Officer Mike Gradilla arrived to meet the 3-year-old, who was outfitted in his mini-dress blues. The two took photos together – and adorableness ensued.
The police department posted the pics on Facebook and social media went nuts. The post got over thousands of “likes” and thousands of “shares.”
One Facebook commenter wrote, “Now this is what a cop should look like!! Hot, Sexy, and muscular!!”
“My son wants to meet a cop too lol,” (wink emoticon), another commenter wrote.
The WPD said on social that Officer Gradilla was happy to oblige and spend some time with the charming toddler.
Westminster Police spokesman Sgt. Eddie Esqueda told the Orange County Register that Gradilla loves establishing positive relationships.
“Mike is a giver,” Esqueda said. “He’d give you the shirt off his back and quietly helps the homeless. This is not a publicity stunt. Mike’s the real deal.”
The officer mentors a high school football and track team and is a basketball coach at the Boys and Girls Club. He told the paper that he hopes he can mentor Tayden as well.
“We can always talk about the day we went viral,” Gradilla told the paper.