This cop's actions are going viral for all the right reasons

Kind Police Officer Who Dances and Reads To Children Will Warm Your Heart

One police officer is showing that relationships with the community can make a huge difference. His name is Tommy Norman and he isn't your typical cop.

The Arkansas officer is known around his town for being involved in the lives of the people he protects as a police officer. He dances and plays with children and hands out toys and snacks in his hometown of North Little Rock, Arkansas.

His community policing style has not only allowed him to foster great relationships with his community, but has made him an internet sensation. Officer Norman, who uses Instagram to share videos and pictures of his work in the community, has over one million Instagram followers. He uses the hashtags #CommunityPolicing and #StayCommitted on each of his posts.

Officer Norman's actions have caught the attention of Harlem Taylor, the son the rapper, The Game. Last week Taylor created a GoFundMe to "help Officer Norman continue his mission strengthening the community." Currently the fundraiser has raised over $69,000. The money raised will be used to purchase and deliver snacks, drinks, and toys to Officer Norman so he can keep his trunk stocked for the community.

See photos of Officer Norman working in his community below:

Tommy Norman -- Community Police
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Tommy Norman -- Community Police
The more time you spend out of your patrol car, the bigger difference you'll make! 🚔💯👮🏽 #CommunityPolicing #StayCommitted
A few of my amazing fellow officers! Left to right: Officer Thomas, the giant in the middle is Officer Roebuck & then there is beast mode Officer @cdsims 👮🏽💯🌟 #CommunityPolicing #StayCommitted
Thank you @angelpalaciosss for arranging for myself @tevin_mitchel23 to meet! It was an honor! 👏🏽👮🏽💯 #CommunityPolicing #StayCommitted
A big honor to meet @tevin_mitchel23 today! His humbleness stood out & means a lot! 🏈💯👮🏽 #CommunityPolicing #StayCommitted
Squad! 💯🔥😎 #CommunityPolicing #StayCommitted
A hug from Chris that I'll cherish forever! 🙌🏽👮🏽😇 #CommunityPolicing #StayCommitted
A time hop with Amiyah from one year ago! ⏱👮🏽💯 #CommunityPolicing #StayCommitted
Be the change! 👮🏽🌎💯 #CommunityPolicing #StayCommitted
Having a great day with Haley! 👮🏽🚔🌟 #CommunityPolicing #StayCommitted
Happy happy! 👮🏽🇺🇸🌟 #CommunityPolicing #StayCommitted
United we stand! 🇺🇸👮🏽💥 #CommunityPolicing #StayCommitted

After all of his viral fame, Officer Norman posted an emotional a thank you video to his Instagram page:

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