A group of Malta Police Officers went viral on Saturday after cheering on a a boy during the Ħamrun San Gejtanu feast.
Taking to Facebook Group ‘Are You Being Served? (Malta & Gozo) Original’, Francesca Buhagiar thanked the group of community officers who took her son and cheered him on as the band played on.
‘We hear a lot of complaints about police. But yesterday I confirmed how many officers with a good heart actually exist’, wrote Francesca. ‘There are no words because the video speaks for itself about how joyful the officers were with my son.’
‘These are community officers we need more of. The photo was taken with their permission. This also took place in a few minutes as they continued on with their work.’
The post was picked up by the Malta Police Force itself, which released a social media post, saying;
‘Amidst the commitments at Hamrun yesterday, Ms Francesa Buhagiar captured a touching moment that perfectly encapsulates the spirit of these celebrations. A heart-warming brief encounter between our officers and a little boy filled with curiosity and excitement reflects the strong bond between our community and the #maltapolice. His mother’s appreciation and gratitude for our presence remind us why we are committed to keep serving and protecting our society 𝗶𝗻 𝗽𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗻𝗲𝗿𝘀𝗵𝗶𝗽 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗺𝘂𝗻𝗶𝘁𝘆.’