Police officer famous for his kindness makes special trip to visit his kindergarten 'partner'

BELLEVILLE, Mo. — A well-known police officer made a special stop on a trip to Missouri to visit a boy who recently moved to a new city.

Officer Tommy Norman of the North Little Rock, Arkansas, Police Department has been featured on national news for the kindness he has shown to children in his community.

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Norman was invited to throw the first pitch at a St. Louis Cardinals game at Busch Stadium. After attending the game and before catching his plane back home, Norman made a special stop to say hello to an old friend: a kindergarten student affectionately nicknamed “Tim Tim.”

Timothy Johnson used to live in a neighborhood that Norman patrolled in Arkansas. He recently moved to Belleville, Missouri, with his family.

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Norman made sure to surprise his “partner” at school.

"He talks about that all the time," said Mrs. Mathenia, Timothy's teacher, according to the Belleville News Democrat.

I travelled to Illinois & look who I found! My partner Tim Tim! 🙏👮💯

Posted by Officer Tommy M Norman on Friday, September 30, 2016