A North Carolina cop posted an inspirational and uplifting photo onto Facebook that has since gone viral.
The photo shows him smiling with a man he had a previous run-in with that almost resulted in both of their deaths.
This photo gives hope to many Americans who hope that one day there will be stronger trust between police and the Black community.
Raleigh Police Officer JD Boyd took to Facebook after randomly reuniting with a former suspect who nearly killed him, posting an image of the two new pals grinning side-by-side along with a touching message.
“Almost a year ago this man and I were involved in a major altercation where he tried to stab me in the head and I nearly shot him,” he wrote in the post. “Today we ran into each other again.”
The cop, who’s seen in uniform with his arms around an unidentified man, said he learned the man changed his ways after serving time in prison.
“He now has a full-time job and has another son on the way that will be here in November,” Boyd wrote. “I was glad it ended well for us both that day and I am ecstatic now to learn that he has turned his life around and we can embrace as friends.”
The post has gotten almost 190,000 likes and 66,000 shares since Tuesday.
“No one is ever lost forever and as long as you continue to work to be a better version of yourself than you were yesterday things will work out eventually,” the officer wrote.