A viral video out of Minnesota shows a side of cops that's easy to miss when national headlines are seemingly dominated by the strained relations between police and the communities they serve.
The video shows Sgt. Micheal John and Officer Robert Rebai of the Hopkins Police Department dressed for the warm weather and dancing with some local neighborhood kids during a National Night Out celebration this week.
And while they're keeping up valiantly, it's clear they might not be professional dancers. Have a watch below:
Posted by one Haleigh Jo Heitkamp on Facebook Tuesday, the video has been shared thousands of times on social media.
Some commenters praised the video for showing a more positive side to cops and the way they relate to their communities, which Heitkamp – who expressed surprise that the post became such a hit – said she was "glad" she could catch on camera.
Sgt. Michael Glassberg told BringMeTheNews that, in light of some national stories about tensions between police and the people they serve, the dancing video "shows that (Hopkins Police) do take a huge investment in our community."
And while the lighthearted romp will only help foster good relations in the neighborhood, Glassberg says, the department already has "an excellent relationship with our community."
According to FOX 9, the song they're dancing to is Silento's "Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)."