Woman spots police officer taking selfies with service dog
A Dallas police officer and his adorable service dog have gone viral after the officer was caught taking selfies with his four-legged partner.
Earlier this month (on February 15), Senior Corporal Andre Cloyd of the Dallas Police Department’s Explosive Detection K-9 Unit was on duty at Dallas Love Field Airport with his partner Zigi when he decided to send pictures of himself and the pooch to his mother.
Gina Anzaldua Stevenson, who was at the same airport, caught sight of the pair posing for their sweet photo shoot and took some snaps of the moment. Stevenson then posted the photos to Dogspotting Society, a Facebook group for dog owners and enthusiasts.
"I just watched the cop at the airport take a series of selfies with his dog and then stop to show him each one," she wrote in the caption. "I stand corrected, that sweet boi was his partner, not just a dog."
Naturally, the post received an overwhelming response and as of this writing has garnered 60k reactions, 49k shares, and 1.3k.
One Facebook user suggested that Zigi was "helping him set up his "tinder" account."
"SO sweet!! I love that he showed his partner the photos!!," wrote another alongside the heart eyes emoji.
"Lol you can really tell hes like...and look at us in this one," added a third.
In an interview with Yahoo Lifestyle, Cloyd said that he was surprised by the reaction the pictures received.
“Being a public servant, we are often photographed and recorded,” he explained. “I am grateful that Mrs. Stevenson was gracious enough to share the post, therefore allowing it to get back to me. I take several pictures with individuals, but rarely am I able to see where they end up!”
Cloyd has since created a Facebook page for fans of the German Shepherd, sharing some of his adorable selfies with the canine.