Boy shows respect toward police officer at Greenville Chick-fil-A

Photo Credit: Officer Terence Brister 

Working in law enforcement can often be a thankless job, but one officer with South Carolina's Greenville Police Department recently got a very special 'thank you' message from a young boy. 

Officer Terence Brister was at a local Chick-fil-A when a young boy approached him thanking him for his service. "Today this beautiful young child approached me at Chick-fil-A and thanked me. I took him to the counter and bought him a cookie," Officer Brister shared on Facebook. 

The little boy then had the officer wait so he could give him a gift card to eat at Chick-fil-A again. 

Officer Brister shared the story to his Facebook page, which has since gone viral with more than 99,000 reactions and over 34,000 shares.