The jury is still out on who won an impromptu dance off in Prichard, Alabama over the weekend between a group of children and a Prichard police officer. But one thing is clear, the officer made kindergartner Armani Tripp's day when he stopped to spend time with her and her friends.
The child's mother posted the video to Facebook and it has had thousands of views and shares.
Marshae White says she was at her sister's house Saturday at Gulf Village Homes in Prichard. Several children including her daughter 5-year-old Armani were outside dancing when Officer Casey Chumney decided to make some new friends and join in.
"I had the music going because she likes to dance. And he stopped and he was like what ya’ll know about Soulja Boy? And I’m like Soulja Boy, what you know about Soulja Boy? And he was like ya'll know how to crank that?"
And just like that, a dance party ensued. "What was he best at?" NBC15 reporter Christian Jennings asked 5-year-old Armani. "The stanky legg!" Armani responded giggling.
Armani was impressed. So was her mom, Marshae White. "He went to listening and then hit his stanky legg I was like oh! He did real good job, real good," said White.
White says Officer Chumney spent about 10 minutes with her family before going back on patrol. "After he got through dancing he let the kids jump off the porch into his hands. And he'd spin them around, took pictures with them. He was real nice and asked them about school." said White.
The video is now a big hit on Facebook. White says it felt good to spread something positive in a world where negativity seems to grab the most attention.
"It meant a lot because, I'm not going to tell a story, but sometimes I get scared when I see police because I know a lot of stuff goes on. But that right there touched me and the fact that he got out and played with them? You never see that."
Our affiliate NBC15 WPMI in Mobile, Alabama contributed to this story.
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