Officers Chaperone Toddler After He's Found Walking Alone on City Streets

The little boy was wandering the streets of Cincinnati.

— -- A photo of an Ohio police officer showing kindness toward a toddler is warming the hearts of thousands.

Officer Will Nastold of the Cincinnati Police Department was captured comforting a 2-year-old boy at the station after the child was found wandering the city streets on Feb. 2.

"It was quite obvious that [the boy] was cranky and was in need of a nap," Sergeant Daniel Hils told ABC News. "He did not want to be left alone so Officer Nastold willingly laid down on the carpet and was trying to get him to nap. "[I was] extremely proud of him. Here's a guy that’s got his bulletproof vest and his gear [on] and is doing all he can."

Hils said Officer Jamie Landrum responded to a 9-1-1 call from a citizen reporting a little boy wandering the Cincinnati streets.

"Jamie Landrum responded and decided he wasn't properly clothed," Hils said. "She bought him diapers and clothes."

The boy was brought to the station and while Landrum filled out the police report, Officer Nastold was seen laying beside him, playing with him and trying to get him to nap.

Hils, president of the Fraternal Order of Police #69, shared the photo on the union's Facebook page, where it racked up over 5,000 likes.

"He was laying there comforting him," Hils said. "If he were to get up the child would cry. I was equally proud of Jamie."

Hils said the child's mother was charged and taken to jail, while social services placed the child with a relative.