Parenthood
Cop steps in to babysit toddler while dad’s in court becoming a heart-melting scene
The officer kindly came to the dad's rescue when he realized he didn't have a babysitter for court. When the dad finished up, he returned to the sweetest sight.
Patricia Lynn
01.03.22

Being a father is one of the greatest roles a man could ever have. However, there are times when a dad could really use a helping hand, and thankfully, there are kind individuals out there that are willing to lend theirs. That is exactly what happened with two men in Orem, Utah.

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Jose Moncayo appeared at the Utah County courthouse for a traffic ticket he had previously received.

He had looked for a babysitter for his two-year-old daughter, Abi, but hadn’t been able to find one. With no other options, he brought Abi with him to the courthouse. The two waited together outside the courtroom.

When it was time for Jose to go inside, he realized he needed help.

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YouTube Screenshot - Inside Edition

Everything was fine as Jose waited for his turn to go into the courtroom.

Abi explored the hall as much as she could while they waited. She could not manage to sit still next to her father, but instead wandered around the hallway and entryway. The entire building became her play area.

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YouTube Screenshot - Inside Edition

When it was finally time for Jose to appear before the court, he found himself in a sticky situation.

He wasn’t allowed to bring Abi into the courtroom with him. Jose had no clue what to do. He couldn’t leave his daughter all alone, but he hadn’t come with anyone else who could watch her. Then a hero swooped in.

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YouTube Screenshot - Inside Edition

An officer from the Orem Police Department named Kevin Norris came to the dad’s rescue.

He offered to babysit Abi while Jose was in court. Officer Norris had been watching the father and daughter while he waited in the hall to give his own testimony. When he saw the situation Jose was in, he was only too happy to help.

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YouTube Screenshot - Inside Edition

“I’ve got kids myself,” Officer Norris explained to 2News, according to FOX 11. “I know what it is to have rambunctious kids, and it’s hard to take them anywhere.”

The police officer showcased his great parenting skills by taking excellent care of Abi while Jose was occupied.

He held her hand as he escorted her around the building. He made sure she drank enough water, and they even got treats from other deputies in the courthouse. What could have been a crisis ended up being a great day for Abi.

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YouTube Screenshot - Inside Edition

Eventually the young girl began to run low on energy, so Officer Norris sat down and showed her some cartoons on his phone. He pulled Abi onto his lap, where she leaned her head against him.

It’s obvious that the kind cop gained the tiny toddler’s trust.

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YouTube Screenshot - Inside Edition

When Jose came out, he found his daughter asleep in the officer’s arms. This is a brilliant example of how much police officers care about the people around them.

“We’re not just officers who are out there to arrest people,” Officer Norris shared. “We’re out there to make our community a better place.”

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YouTube Screenshot - Inside Edition

The Orem County Police shared the footage on their Facebook page where it gained millions of views and has since spread across the internet. By no surprise, it’s warmed hearts everywhere.

Check out the video below to see this compassionate officer-dad help save the day!

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Source: YouTube – Inside Edition, Facebook – Orem Police Department, Fox 11 News

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By Patricia Lynn
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Patricia Lynn is a senior writer at Shareably. Patricia is based out of San Francisco and can be reached at hi@shareably.net.
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