Acts of Kindness
Police officer bonds with a 6-year-old boy born with no arms who dreams of becoming a cop
This moment meant everything to the little boy.
Michael Dabu
09.08.22

Dream big!

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A young boy named Harrison Humphries dreams of becoming either a detective or a police chief. Just like most kids, Harrison wants to become somebody someday and nothing could ever break his spirit in reaching for his dream.

Not even his disability.

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Unfortunately, he was born with no arms, but that didn’t stomp on his desire to become a law enforcer one day.

“Harrison was born without arms, and the absence of leg bones, so his hips, fibulas, and femurs,” his mother, Tara Humphries, said.

The young dreamer’s parents were also told that their beloved boy wouldn’t be able to perform tasks like walking and feeding himself. However, Harrison proved that wrong, he uses his feet to do things like dressing himself, fixing his hair, and brushing his teeth.

One fateful day.

Officer Rolf Seiferheld of Duluth, Iowa, and Harrison met when the former was out on a patrol in Duluth. The two engaged in a friendly yet interesting conversation which included the young boy telling the police officer that he also wanted to be like him someday.

Tara was thankful for the fact that officer Seiferheld didn’t treat Harrison differently.

“Not many people will take the time or sometimes they’re scared,” she said.

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Since then, the two formed an unbreakable bond and agreed upon a routine. Every Friday night, Harrison would always hop into Seiferheld’s police car to join him on his patrol. Both of them said that it’s something they look forward to doing together.

Eventually, Seiferheld became Harrison’s mentor and taught the young boy the basics and fundamentals of being a police. He even introduced to him some of his equipment as a police officer. The friendship between the two just grew stronger and the kind office would always encourage Harrison to hold onto his dream of becoming a law enforcer.

One of the many reasons why the two clicked.

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Harrison and Seiferheld both share the same philosophy in terms of performing a police’s duty. Apart from serving and protecting the people, the officer also said that one must “Be kind, and treat people how you want to be treated. Show them the respect they deserve.”

In fact, a candid photo of them was captured by a bystander and was uploaded to Duluth Police Department’s Facebook page.

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Alongside their photo, they wrote, “Someone attending last week’s Food Truck Friday event in Downtown Duluth witnessed our very own Officer Seiferheld taking a moment to speak to this little guy. He was super excited as they spoke about his toy trucks and wanted to see Officer Seiferheld’s patrol car!”

They also added that the photo shows the “true colors” of their officers. Harrison’s mom couldn’t be more thankful for officer Seiferheld’s kindness.

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“Your compassion and kindness is genuine, very much appreciated and does not go unnoticed. Duluth is very lucky to have you, but I’m sure they know that already! My boys look forward to Fridays now just so they can see you! Harrison especially because he has so much respect and admiration for you all,” she commented on the post.

With Seiferheld’s guidance, Harrison will surely not stop making his dream a reality. Dream big little boy, we are all rooting for you!

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By Michael Dabu
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Michael Dabu is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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