Two Birmingham police officers responded to a complaint about a group of kids playing soccer in the parking lot of a tractor supply business and decided to join in.

After the call was dispatched, Officer Jordan Burke and four others responded and found a group of kids playing with a football and soccer ball. The kids appeared terrified as the uniformed men approached.

“They were just staring at us,” Burke said. “One of them had a football and I motioned to him and asked him if he wanted to play catch. He just lit up.”

Sadly, the game only lasted about ten minutes. Another call came in but later, the officers came back to finish the game.

They’ve been back almost every day to play with the kids.

Officer Jordan Burke posted about the game on his Facebook page.

“Please stop calling the police telling us to tell children to stop playing outside. This will be the result every time,” he wrote. “The soccer game that followed, was intense. Unfortunately, my team lost. But my partner and I won new nicknames ‘Woody’ and ‘Buzz.’ Apparently running with all this gear on makes it look like there’s a snake in my boots.”

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