You may have noticed entertainers like T.I., The Game, Monica Brown, Taraji P. Henson and more showing love to Instagram user @tnorman23. That account belongs to police officer Tommy Norman of North Little Rock, Arkansas. It's easy to see why he's beloved — officer Norman is a prime example of community policing.
Norman has Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Snapchat accounts dedicated to showing his passion for policing. There are countless videos of him bonding with the citizens on his beat, from an elderly woman named Lois who lives at a nursing home, to a beautiful 3-year-old girl named Aaralyn. But Game and others are giving him love because it's clear that Norman builds relationships with the people in his community — most of whom appear to be black. He even signs all his posts: #CommunityPolicing #StayCommitted.
It's a joy to see. Watch this video where he hugs Kharli, a young woman who decided to support local policemen by passing out doughnuts. "Thank you, and I love you," he says.
In this one, he puts on a shower cap and goes down a makeshift slip and slide with some neighborhood kids.
Even the caption on this one, "Don't kill my vibe Lois! ," shows he's down. Listen to officer Norman serenade Lois with a little Wale and Usher.
If you want a reason to smile despite all the recent tragedy, just follow officer Norman and prepare for your heart to be warmed.