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Watch an NYPD Officer Dance With a Gay Pride Parade Marcher

Jun 29, 2015

Most New York City police officers remained stoic at Sunday's annual gay pride parade, but one officer went above the call of duty. Way above. The officer — whose identity is sadly unknown — joined in on the festivities by showing off some dirty dance moves. (You can enjoy a taste of said moves in the video above.)

Paige Ponzeka, a member of an LGBT softball league, posted the clip to YouTube after the parade. One of Ponzeka's fellow marchers, Aaron Santis, told BuzzFeed that he'd been trying (and failing) to get cops to dance with him all day. Finally, his plan worked.

"I didn’t expect him to get into it as much as he did," Santis said. "The crowd just loved it and I think it made him want to dance more." He added: "It was such a fun moment. He was such a good sport and I’m so glad he decided to dance."

This certainly gives new meaning to the old NYPD nickname "New York's Finest."

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