'It Had Nothing To Do With The Badge': Officer Comforts Crying Toddler In Emergency Room
May 18, 2016
Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan police officer James Hurst responded to a call of a toddler walking alone down a high-traffic street in Savannah, Georgia, on the morning of May 9. With no adult in sight, the boy was taken by ambulance to Memorial University Medical Center.
The frightened 16-month-old screamed and sobbed while being examined in the hospital emergency room, so Hurst scooped the boy into his arms to comfort him.
Credit: Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department
The toddler quickly fell asleep on officer Hurst's chest and napped for nearly an hour. The touching moment was captured in a photo that was shared by the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department.
Hurst, a father of two, says he was simply doing what felt natural to him. "It had nothing to do with the badge," Hurst told TODAY. "It had to do with being a human being."
Dad Working 3 Jobs Surprises Daughter With Dream Dress For 8th Grade Dance
This Cat Returned Home With A Baby Opossum On Her Back
Mom Puts Up Signs Asking To Borrow Someone's Orange Cat
Happy Dog Steals The Show At Owners' Wedding
Exhausted Firefighters Photographed Napping On The Ground While Fighting California Wildfires
Meet Captain Cat Sparrow!
This Sheep In A Tire Swing Is Going To Make Your Day
Navy SEALs Get A Much Needed Laugh When An Actual Seal Decides To Train With Them
Watch Missy Elliot's 'Funky White Sister' Sing 'Work It' At A Park
Little Girl Reads Her Favorite Book To Her Cat And He's Loving It
Restaurant Serves Smoked Watermelon And It's Prepared Just Like Meat