Video of a Los Angeles police officer comforting a toddler police say was left behind after a crash over the weekend has gone viral.

When LAPD Ofr. John Neal Cooke arrived on scene to the crash early Saturday morning, he thought it was just a typical hit-and-run: a vehicle had struck a fire hydrant that was spewing water.

“Witnesses tell us, ‘Hey, there was only one person involved and she went running down the street,’ ” he said.

But it turned out the crash was anything but typical when he said another officer checked the back seat and said, “you guys, there’s a baby in here.”

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