A video of a police officer at work taking a moment to help a student knot his tie before his high school graduation has gone viral.
The video, which was posted on Facebook by Patricia Wood in Camden County, Georgia, shows the police officer stop to help the boy, and then immediately return to directing traffic.
Many people, including residents of the community, commented on the video to commend the officer for his kind act.
“Makes me proud to live in the same county with people like this,” one person wrote.
“I love when men of the community are great role models to young men,” another added.
While the Kingsland Police Department has not confirmed the name of the officer the video, comments on the post identify him as Officer James Flowers.
Ta Sha Danielle, a Camden County Schools teacher, told Yahoo Lifestyle that Officer Flowers has been the Camden County High School’s community officer for over five years.
“I am a teacher and during career week, I contacted him at the last minute and he came to our preschool class the next day to talk with our children,” Danielle said. “He is always helping people in the community.”
According to the comments on the Facebook post, this isn’t the first time Flowers has touched the hearts of community members.
“My man, James Flowers, not surprised at all,” one person commented on the Facebook post. “Seen him on his day off he visited a kid in a shelter for children out of town. He is a great man.”
This student in the video, who has not yet been identified, may not even be the only one the police officer helped in preparation for the May 24 graduation, according to a commenter.
“I saw him helping a different young man as well. Kudos!” the person wrote.
Kingsland Police Department did not immediately reply to Yahoo Lifestyle’s request for comment.
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