Video Credit: AsiaWire/@arunbothra
This is the heartbreaking clip of an adorable crying kid trying to stop his cop dad from leaving the house to fight crime.
The incident took place in an unspecified part of India and was posted on Twitter by netizen ‘Arun Bothra’ who identifies as a “wannabe monk, cop by profession”.
He accompanied the video with the message: “This is the toughest part of the police job. Due to long and erratic duty hours most of the police officers have to face this situation. Do watch.”
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The footage is going viral with over 261,000 views in the first day.
In the clip, the young boy is seen bawling his eyes out as his uniformed dad tries to console him.
The boy then latches onto his leg and refuses to let his dad go. At one point, the youngster is seen holding both his dad’s legs tightly, refusing to allow him to move.
The dad makes a break for the door several times, but his crying son keeps tying him up with his loving arms.
Netizens were touched by the cop’s video, with one Twitter user writing: “What a caring and affectionate child. He must have received this much amount of love from his father as well, and he is reciprocating.”
‘Nagendra Prasad Nayak’ commented: “Such a beautiful, tear-jerking story seen in every police family. Tears fall from both the parent and the children’s eyes. They don’t understand that the poor dad is duty-bound for 24 hours.”