SOUTH HILLS, Va. (WDBJ7) -- After emergency crews deemed a gas leak at an apartment complex not a threat, C.B. Fleming went from being an officer to a superhero.
Courtesy of WTVR
To assure the children in the area were safe, Officer Fleming, decided to have a little playtime with the children in the community by playing dolls CBS-affiliate WTVR reports.
Iesha Roper-Boswell, the 28-year-old mother of one of the kids, recorded the interaction between the children and the officer. The video instantly became a sensation on Facebook and has received plenty of interactions across the country.
In the video, Fleming sings music from Moana and shows off his police car he titled the "Bat-Mobile".
"They need someone who they feel is a superhero," Roper-Boswell told WTVR in an interview, outside of the South Hill apartment.
"He's awesome. That's the only word you can really use to describe C.B.," she said. "It's just amazing, the bond he has with the children."
Roper-Boswell believes Fleming had a genuine interest in the children.
"People need the positivity," she said in the interview. "I was telling him that my daughter, my niece, and some of the other children here were afraid of cops. So when he came and played with them, I captured that moment, not because I thought it would go viral, but it was amazing that my niece didn't break out into tears."
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