Florida police officer embraces young protester with 'when I grow up, I want to be alive' sign

(Courtesy:  Clark Quackenbush)

A Florida police officer and a young protester united in a sweet embrace during a peaceful protest in downtown Kissimmee. 

Typhanie Stewart posted photos, taken by photographer Clark Quackenbush, of her 3-year-old son Aden and Kissimmee Police Department Lieutenant Napier hanging out during the protest. 

Little Aden was holding a sign that read, "When I grow up, I want to be alive." The officer and Aden shared a hug during the demonstration. 

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"This is my son Aden. Thank you,@kissimmeepolice, for standing in support of #blacklivesmatter and joining the fight against police brutality and injustice," Stewart tweeted.

Chief O'Dell retweeted the photos and wrote: "The message is heartbreaking, but the solution begins in frame 2. Thank you Mom for initiating this interaction, and for trusting us to be a part of showing your young man we can create a wonderful future together!" 

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