police officer reassuring a terrified little child

A picture taken at the hospital shows a police officer reassuring a terrified little child

When folks go above and beyond what is necessary and expected of them to be of assistance to others, it is the only thing that genuinely earns my appreciation.

The work done to assist individuals in various settings, such as police officers, firefighters, and medical workers, is outstanding.

However, some genuinely go above and beyond, going that additional mile when they don’t even have to cheer someone up when they don’t have to.

An excellent illustration of this is James Hurst, a police officer in Savannah, Georgia, who recently did all his power to reassure a little child who had been separated from his family. An excellent snapshot of his efforts has gone viral, and people are praising him for them.

The youngster, who was only 16 months old then, was discovered on the streets of Savannah, Georgia, in May of 2016, where he was wandering about unattended.

According to WSAV 3 News, the authorities were summoned, and they accompanied him to a medical facility to ensure that he was in good health.

The young man showed signs of anxiety and distress during the medical evaluation, but Officer James Hurst remained by his side the whole time. He consoled the little child by picking him up and holding him.

“I felt that this kid needed someone to look out for him. It was just natural instinct; it was human nature. Even though the medical professionals at the hospital were taking excellent care of him, he continued to bawl his eyes out and weep. According to what James Hurst said in an interview with KTLA 5, “I lifted him, and within minutes he was sleeping on my chest.”


The priceless moment was caught on video, and the image was then uploaded to the Facebook page of the police department. Additionally, the photo has received over 10,000 likes only this last week.

Several news organizations have covered the occurrence, and several individuals have lauded the officer’s efforts. Hurst has said on his own that he was only doing his duties.

Officer Hurst’s generosity moved many individuals, but he doesn’t consider his actions to be noteworthy since, in his mind, he was performing his job and helping those in need.

He told WSAV 3 that “it’s what we do, every day, not just me, but the 600 policemen in this department.” “Not only me but the 600 officers in this department.”

Facebook/James Hurst

“I have seen Officer Hurst out on the streets an innumerable number of times, and every time I have seen him, he has gone above and beyond the call of duty. According to KTLA, one person posted that others should shake his hand “if any of you have the chance to meet him, please shake his hand, he’s… a worthy soul.”

Facebook/James Hurst

According to the authorities, the child services agency has been given custody of the youngster, who is now secure and seemed to be in excellent condition before the transfer.

Brenda A. Maples
Brenda A. Maples