A 6-year-old Georgia boy born without leg bones and arms wants to become a detective and he has found the perfect mentor to help him achieve his dreams.
A veteran officer from the Duluth Police Department took a liking to the boy after meeting him on downtown patrol and the pair have since formed an unbreakable bond.
Officer Rolf Seiferheld met Harrison Humphries in early 2021 and they learned quickly that their values in life aligned.
Harrison said he wants to work in law enforcement to “help people get better,” reported 11 Alive.
Seiferheld enrolled to be an officer with a similar outlook: “Be kind, and treat people how you want to be treated. Show them the respect they deserve,” he told the news outlet.
In May of this year, a bystander caught a heartwarming interaction of the pair on camera and Duluth Police Department shared the photo to their Facebook page:
“Someone attending last week’s Food Truck Friday event in Downtown Duluth witnessed our very own Officer Seiferheld taking a moment to speak to this little guy,” they posted.
“He was super excited as they spoke about his toy trucks and wanted to see Officer Seiferheld’s patrol car!”
The Police Department said that moments like these show the “true colors” of the local law enforcement.
The boy’s mother, Tara, said Seiferheld has been nothing but kind and encouraging toward her son and his brother. Not many people take the time and sometimes “they’re scared” to interact with Harrison, she said.
“Harrison was born without arms and then also minimal bones in his legs, so he has the absence of his hips, fibulas, and femurs,” Tara said, adding that they were told that her son would never be able to walk or feed himself.
But being such a brave little hero, he ignored his prognosis and found ways to do things he needed to do, using his feet in the same way many people use their hands.
Harrison can brush his teeth, brush his hair, and even tries to dress unassisted, said his proud mother.
According to Tara, his dream is “to be a detective or the head police in charge.”
Harrison and Seiferheld now meet up on the officer’s Friday night downtown patrols; the duo agrees that it is the best part of their week. Cute right?
During their weekly meetings, Harrison and Seiferheld help each other out. While the officer can tell his protégé all about what life in law enforcement is like, the 6-year-old takes inventory of the officer’s kit. He’s the cutest little helper.
“I think this is a relationship that can continue to grow, a partnership, which is what a community should be,” Tara told the news outlet.
Isn’t this just the sweetest thing you’ve seen all day? We think so.