‘Hot cop’ visits three-year-old admirer, adorable photos go viral

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WESTMINSTER, Calif. -- A young California police officer is gaining a lot of attention on social media and not just because of his arresting smile. WPIX reports photos of his meeting with an adorable young aspiring officer have made him a viral sensation.

Mike Gradilla, a Westminster Police officer, met with 3-year-old Tayden Nguyen, who loves police officers.

According to the Orange County Register, Tayden had just started pre-school, and his uncle called the police department saying his nephew was in a bad mood and needed a pick-me-up.

The police department asked Officer Gradilla to meet the boy and offer some kind words. Tayden, decked out with his own policeman's costume and hat, spent some time with Gradilla, even taking some pictures on the hood of his police cruiser.

The photos have over 65,000 likes of the department's Facebook page.