Photo of comforting cop goes viral

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (WTHR) A simple act of kindness captured on camera has captured hearts around the world.

Indiana State Capitol Police Sgt. Precious Cornner-Jones didn’t know the photo was taken, but she’s glad it was, and it’s not the first time the officer has tried to spread some joy.

Sgt. Cornner-Jones patrols downtown and also likes to visit schools.

On Monday she was at a high-five rally put on by her pastor when a small boy caught her eye.

“He just came through looking all sad and I was, like, ‘What’s wrong, buddy?’ Then I just went up, hugged him and twirled him around and put him down and I noticed he was, like…then he just fell to the ground,” she said.

She gave her phone to the pastor who, unbeknownst to her, captured the touching moment.

“I just got on the floor and was, like, ‘Hey buddy, what’s wrong?'” Sgt. Cornner-Jones said. “He wasn’t welling tears, but they just started rolling. I was, like, ‘It’s going to be alright.'”

After the pastor posted the picture, we too shared it and the photo went viral. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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