Touching photo of police officer hugging girl he saved goes viral

A photo capturing the moment a police officer reunited with a three-year-old girl he rescued from the inside of a hot car is going viral.

On Wednesday, the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office shared the heartwarming moment on its social media accounts.

The image shows Florida Deputy Bill Dunn embracing the blonde little girl. Dunn found the child unresponsive and, according to the caption, “pulled her out, put her under air conditioning in his cruiser, and rushed her to the hospital.” The SCSO added, “We’re so glad she’s made a full recovery. Well done, Dunn!”

The little girl was left unattended in her family’s vehicle overnight and found on Sunday morning. Investigators learned that the child’s 33-year-old mother, Casey Dyan Kelle, went on a liquor store run late Saturday night with her three children. She returned to her home around 11:15 p.m. and took her two older kids into the apartment, but left the 3-year-old girl behind. It wasn’t until the next morning at 11 a.m. that Keller realized the girl was not in the apartment, so she called 911 to report her missing.

Shortly before the call was made, a neighbor had already contacted the police. That’s when Officer Dunn got her out. The child was left unattended for approximately 12 hours.

Keller was arrested and charged with child neglect. Her bond was set for $15,000.

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