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4-year-old girl who saw police officer eating alone joins him to keep him company

By Mason White 2:05 PM March 29, 2017
 Sgt. Steven Dearth with Lillian
Sgt. Steven Dearth with Lillian
By: Mason White

(Scroll down for video) An adorable little girl became an Internet sensation by joining a police officer for dinner so he should not be lonely.

Sgt. Steven Dearth of the Hingham Police Department in Massachusetts, went to eat dinner at the Panera Bread restaurant on 92 Derby St.

He was sitting alone at his table when 4-year-old Lillian came to him with her food, and she sat down next to him to keep him company.

The officer was delighted with her sweet gesture. Panera Bread released surveillance video, showing Lillian eating at the table with Officer Dearth.

The officer took a photo with Lillian. The photo was uploaded to the police Facebook page with the caption:

“It means a lot to Police Officers when people say hi, especially when children approach us. Four-year-old Lillian came up to Sgt. Steven Dearth tonight to say hi and wanted to sit with him for dinner break.

“Of course, we gave her a Junior Police Officer sticker and had the best dinner date. She even asked to have a play date in a few days.”