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Adorable Photo Of A Texas Cop And His Ballerina Daughter Goes Viral

by Anna Halkidis
Anna is a native New Yorker who loves concerts, travel, good coffee, and her Jack Russell terrier, Charlie. She’s a multimedia journalist who earned her master’s degree from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. Her true passion for telling stories keeps her inspired.

A Texas police officer is making headlines for appearing in a photo that’s, well, simply adorable.

The snapshot shows Sergeant J. McRay getting a smooch from his 4-year-old daughter who is wearing a tutu, leotard, and tights. The toddler was on her way home from ballet with her mother and wanted to surprise her daddy.

Just like the photo of a California police officer holding the hand of a woman in need and the one from North Carolina who comforted a baby, this precious moment is getting a lot of attention. After the Arlington Police Department shared the photo on its Facebook page, it quickly received over 19,000 likes, over 3,000 shares, and tons of comments.

“The community support has been amazing and something like this really shows the humanistic side to our noble profession,” McRay said in a statement about the viral photo.

Scroll down to see the lovely photo below…

During one late shift at work, Arlington, TX police officer, Sergeant J. McRay got an unexpected visit from his 4-year-old.

She was on her way home from ballet with her mom and wanted to stop by and surprise the sergeant.

Once she saw him, she ran up and gave him a kiss.

The heartwarming photo quickly started getting attention after the police department shared it on its Facebook page along with a detailed caption.

“His daughter had just finished ballet class and wanted to kiss her daddy goodnight so wife and daughter surprised him after he ate dinner,” said Lt. Christopher Cook, a department spokesman told Today.

Hundreds were touched by the photo, especially because of the apparent bond between father and daughter.

Sergeant McRay said this photo shows the “humanistic side” to his profession. Please SHARE if you agree with him!