It was a busy day for the Claremont Police Department in New Hampshire. Traffic was heavy for the Stevens High School graduation ceremony.
Cars and people were everywhere.
A video captured a quick moment of kindness displayed by one of the officers directing traffic.
While Sergeant Tyler Petrin is answering questions for those parking and directing traffic he is seen simultaneously tying a necktie around his own neck. Behind was a student patiently waiting, and once the tie had been tied, he slipped it off his neck and put it over the student’s head. Petrin then straightens and tightens the knot to make sure the teen looked sharp for the ceremony.
“Proud of our team at Claremont PD! Sergeant Tyler Petrin handling traffic while helping a young man attending the Stevens High School graduation ceremony with tying his tie,” the Claremont Police Department wrote on social media.
“I love this,” one person commented on the police department’s Facebook post. “Sgt. Petrin your kindness speaks volumes about you as a person and as one of Claremont’s finest. That young man you helped I had in Kindergarten and tonight he graduates from high school. You helped him look his best. Thank you for caring.”
“This sooo great!!!!” another person said on WMUR-TV‘s share of the clip. “He must be a parent, looking at him multitasking!!! It probably didn’t seem like a big deal to the officer, but probably meant the world to this young man!”
There aren’t any details as to who the teenager was and Officer Petrin hasn’t commented.
“Touched my heart!” a person wrote. “Thank you officer for showing this kindness. “I was in the same situation. My husband was in the hospital. I did not know how to tie a tie. One of my sons was struggling with it for an important event. A neighbor came to the rescue. Acts of kindness are cherished!”