-- A video posted on social media by the Hingham Police Department in Massachusetts shows Sergeant Steven Dearth chatting away, and enjoying, what the Boston-area department called "the best dinner date ever" -- one in which he was accompanied by little Lillian, a 4-year-old girl.
Police acquired the video from a local Panera Bread, where Sgt. Dearth was dining alone on March 4 before being approached by the chatty girl.
The department's social media account described Lillian as being "very outgoing."
"When a new 4 year old friend we just met wants to sit with us on a dinner break. A very adorable and very outgoing Lillian with Sgt. Steven Dearth having the best dinner date ever," the Hingham Police Department wrote in a post on Facebook that accompanied the video.
Dearth told ABC News today that the girl, Lilly, was at the restaurant with her parents and younger brother. After their meal Dearth showed Lilly and her father the police car parked outside.
Hingham is a town located along Boston Harbor, on the south shore of Massachusetts.