A COP comforted a little girl at a George Floyd protest in Texas in a touching viral video.
Simone Bartee, 5, from Houston can be heard sobbing as she asks the officer “are you gonna shoot us?” at the peaceful demonstration she attended with her family on Tuesday.
Her dad, Simeon, shared the emotional video on Twitter, where it rapidly amassed over 91,000 likes, more than 21,000 retweets and over 2,000 replies amid the nationwide unrest.
"During the protest in Houston yesterday one of the police officers noticed my daughter crying," he wrote on June 3.
"She asked him 'Are you gonna shoot us' he got down on one knee wrapped his arm around her and responded."
The cop in question can be seen hugging Simeon as he tells her "we’re here to protect you, okay?"
"We’re not here to hurt you at all," he said. “You can protest, you can party, you can do whatever you want."
The clip was not the only act of solidarity during the widespread unrest, violent clashes between police and protestors, and curfews.
On June 2, Houston police chief Art Acevedo was spotted chatting with members of the community gathered to mourn the death of Floyd during the march.
Elsewhere in the Texas city, cops were pictured walking with protesters from Discovery Green to City Hall in downtown Houston – a march Floyd's family also participated in.
Several cops took take selfies with the mural honoring the former Houston resident on Wednesday afternoon in Third Ward.
But earlier that morning, the Houston police department confirmed more than two hundred people were arrested the previous night.
"Are you gonna shoot us?”Simone Bartee, 5
The news comes as thousands of Americans took to the streets of their respective states to decry the killing of the 46-year-old dad during his brutal arrest in Minneapolis on May 25.
The kids' network Nickelodeon went black on Tuesday for 8 minutes and 46 seconds – the length of time Chauvin knelt on Floyd's neck – to the sound of a person inhaling and exhaling.
White text flashed “I can’t breathe," echoing his last words in a bid to educate children about the issues of systemic racism in America.
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The Pokemon Company pledged $100,000 to Black Lives Matter and “Sesame Street” co-hosted a televised town hall meeting with CNN on Saturday morning, reported Reuters.
“I have seen a spike in anxiety for my black kid clients because they are having access to the news,” said clinical mental health counselor Javonte’ Bass.
“When the parents are watching, they’re listening.”