Three-year-old Grant Bennett has a "briefcase" full of toy cars, which include a police cruiser and fire truck.
When he saw the real deal sitting outside a Chili's in Alvin, Texas, Saturday, he waved.
Samantha Bennett, Grant's mom, wrote in a Facebook post that four troopers walked over to her son, sat down and started playing with him right on the sidewalk.
Then they gave him a personal tour of "their real police car."
"They asked him to say hello over the speaker, and instead he said 'I love you,'" the mom wrote.
"All my little man was hoping for was a hello when he waved to you, and you went above and beyond and made his night amazing," Bennett said.
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Bennett's story is one of the latest coming from around the country of community members showing their support for law enforcement after recent deaths. A teenager's act of standing by a Texas deputy as she pumped gas to make sure she remained safe recently went viral.
Last week Harris County Deputy Darren Goforth was killed while filling up the gas tank of his marked cruiser.
A Las Vegas police officer was shot "ambush-style" Sunday while at a stop light.