First he made sure they were safe, then Cpl. C.B. Fleming got on the ground and played dolls with two girls in South Hill, Virginia.
When emergency crews responded to an area apartment complex to investigate a gas leak, Fleming spotted children outside playing. Once the leak was determined not to be a threat, Fleming wanted to make sure the kids felt safe.
So he laid down and played dolls with the kids. Roper-Boswell recorded video of the interaction and posted it on Facebook.
The video quickly went viral.
"It's something I've always tried to do," Fleming said. "When I got into this job, I knew there was something different, other than just writing tickets and being the bad person all the time. I figured if I could be that bright spot in someone's day then that's all that mattered."