On the Fourth of July, an overwhelming number of cops around the country were hard at work due to holiday festivities. But, one Texas cop took time out of his busy day to entertain kids. Now, footage of his touching moment has gone viral.
According to News10, footage of Sgt. Alan Eddins with the Ennis Police Department in Texas recently surfaced online when he decided to do the “Nae Nae” with two children. For those who are unaware of what the “Nae Nae” is, it’s the latest dance craze to sweep the nation. Although Sgt. Eddins wasn’t aware of the dance craze initially, it’s definitely safe to say that he’s a quick learner!
The three-minute clip begins with Sgt. Eddins observing the kids in order to catch on to the routine. But, it doesn’t take long for him to join in. The children’s mother, Shanitra Robinson, captured the touching moment and shared it via Facebook. With the video, she included a caption that read, “I guess all EPD ain’t bad look at officer Eddins out with the kids doing the ‘Nae Nae.’ “
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The video quickly began circulating on the social media network and now has more than 100,000 views and over 2,000 shares. All of the viewers have commended Sgt. Eddins for his efforts and agree the moment will be one the children will remember for quite some time.
Sgt. Eddins’ dance skills have garnered so much attention, local news outlets have reached out to him. During a recent interview with WFAA8, he recounted the impromptu dance session and shared his reaction to the overwhelmingly positive, public response. “I just stopped to chat with them and see what’s going on,” Eddins said. “They invited me to come out and do that (dance) and I reluctantly agreed.”
The viral “Nae Nae” video comes just weeks after a popular clip of another dancing cop doing “The Wobble.” Over the past two months, that video has received more than three million views. Although it’s no secret some people aren’t too fond of cops, these clips show that cops are a bit more popular than you may think.
[Image via WFAA8 Screen Capture]