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Texas officer in viral hug says it 'meant the world to him'

Family and police officer behind the heartwarming footage share their story

 

viral video of a shy three-year-old boy hugging a Texas police officer is warming people’s hearts and the law enforcement officer told Fox News it meant the world to him.

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“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 motorcycle – making him the coolest guy there.

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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 said: “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.”

Hubbard captured the sweet encounter on video and the Fort Worth Police Department shared in on Facebook. It has been viewed more than 670,000 times and shared more than 13,900 times.

“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.”