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An Austin, Minnesota, police officer's small act of kindness earlier this month has been warming hearts across the nation.
Sgt. Kim Lenz, a 10-year veteran of the Austin Police Department, had seen Millie Seiver dancing around the streets several times, but a few weeks ago she decided to finally approach the 92-year-old grandmother.
"She had a Walkman and was listening to 99.9," Lenz told the Austin Post Bulletin. "I asked her what she was doing, and that happened to be the song on the radio."
Lenz turned her patrol car's radio to the same station Seiver was listening to, and decided it was time to stretch her legs. She got out of her car and joined Seiver in the middle of an empty parking lot for a quick dance, and the moment was captured on her dash cam and uploaded to the police department's Facebook page.
"Millie says sometimes you just need to dance, Sgt. Lenz couldn't agree more," the video is captioned.
The video has been viewed more than 100,000 times and has received attention from national news outlets.
"This has been very overwhelming," Lenz told the Post Bulletin. "Well, this wasn't really a big deal at the time when I did it. Then, it had taken off. It was such a small gesture, but it meant so much to other people, I guess."
"I made a new friend," she added. "I tracked her down to where she was living and went to go visit her. She's just a great person."
Seiver's granddaughter, Tammie Maus-Sutphen, told the newspaper watching the video brought back fond memories for her.
"When I saw it, I said that I could almost see her dancing with my grandpa," she said. "They loved to dance and did a lot of dancing in their time. One time my grandma was getting ready for a walk and she just started dancing in her apartment."
"Thank you so much for stopping and dancing with my grandma," Maus-Sutphen said, addressing Lenz. "She really enjoyed it and is happy to have you as a new friend in her life. I don't think we can have too many friends in our lives, and am glad my grandma has [Sgt. Lenz] now."
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Sara Gonzales is the host of “Sara Gonzales Unfiltered.”