A Special Bond Between a Police Officer and a Young Citizen That Started With a Football

10-year-old Jermaine Ford and Sgt. Ariel Soltura's video of an impromptu catch goes viral.
3:00 | 01/20/14

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And finally tonight, we know the words caught on camera often signal amazing misbehavior. But tonight, something just as amazing. A scene of pure kindness. A boy, alone, in search of a friend. And what happens? ABC's John donvan and the policeman who is "America strong." Reporter: It's trouble that gets them rolling, those dashboard cameras in police cars, that look in on an often depressing landscape of busts, brawling and tempers blown. And then this video surfaces Saturday from Rosenberg, Texas. The camera still rolling after a routine traffic stop a few minutes early and it's almost ominous how the car stop right where this kid is standing. And you see suddenly skedaddle off screen. Then he's back again. And he starts to run because well, because someone's tossed him a football. And a few seconds later the cop's in the frame. And you realize he's the one who threw the ball. And now he's sending the kid deep. Ominous? Heck, it's just a game of catch. The officer, sergeant Ariel soltura. I got out and I think he universal sign that everybody knows for throw me the football I held my hands up in a triangle form. Reporter: The kid 10-year-old Jermaine Ford. I wasn't expecting that. I thought I was in trouble and did something wrong. Something snapped in his head where he's like hey this guy's here to play football with me. Reporter: When the police department posted the video online it drew a million hits within hours. People drawn to this connection between a cop and a kid who never even asked each other's names. Until today. When they met again for another catch. Everyone that sees it has probably at one time thought that they were that kid. Reporter: You got to think this would have happened on that day, whether the camera was rolling or not. A small, gentle encouraging look in on "America strong." John donvan, ABC news, Boston. A sweet moment in life.

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