Little Girl In Wheelchair Doesn't Want To Stop Dancing With Police Officer At Quinceañera

"She stole my heart."

This past weekend, Police Officer Sandy Fernandez was on duty at a quinceañera — a Hispanic tradition celebrating a young girl's coming of age on her 15th birthday — when he noticed a 6-year-old girl in a wheelchair smiling and waving at him as she passed by on multiple occasions. 

After seeing the girl on the dance floor with her mom, he decided to ask her to dance the next time she came by.

The two danced together for a couple of songs, with Officer Fernandez twirling the excited girl around, while holding a coffee in one hand. The heartwarming moment was captured by DJ Juan Mancha on video. He shared it on Facebook explaining, "This is why I love my job."

Fernandez didn't realize the video was being filmed until the end because he was caught up in the moment. The Houston police officer explained to CNN that the girl reminded him of his 9-year-old daughter and his sister, who used a wheelchair. 

"She stole my heart," he said.

At the end of the dance, the two exchanged plastic flowers before hugging and parting ways.

Many have praised the officer for his good deed and for delighting the little girl, but Fernandez didn't see it as a big deal. "My job is to build a relationship with the community, and that's pretty much what I was doing" he explained to CNN.

Cover image via  Schmidt_Alex I Shutterstock

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