ALBANY, GA (WALB) - An Albany Police officer was caught on camera singing to cheer a woman up, and people on social media cannot get enough.
Travis Goodson is a Neighborhood Resource Officer for the Albany Police Department. Wednesday he played his guitar and sang for a lady who was down, and it's gone viral.
"It's really a unique feeling. It's not something definitely that was planned. But it's definitely a blessing," said Goodson.
Officer Goodson's duty is McIntosh Homes, working with the people there. Wednesday, he and his partner saw a woman who was very depressed, and his partner asked if Goodson could sing for her.
"So I just went over and started to play a song, and someone caught it on tape. And here we are," said Goodson.
That woman was Nakail Jones. Jones posted the two videos to her Facebook page, getting thousands of views in just a few hours.
In the first video, Goodson is singing Sam Smith's "Not the Only One." In the second, he's singing "How to Love" by Lil Wayne.
According to Jones, her sister was really appreciative of Goodson's efforts.
"It just really brightened up her day and helped her a lot. He is a blessing and a great asset to our local police department, along with Officer Nakia," said Jones.
Officer Goodson keeps his guitar with him in his patrol car, stopping at the Village After School Program daily to play guitar and read for the kids.
"That's what I think makes the Albany Police Department unique, is we have police officers who really try to understand. And they try and go through and connect with the community," said Goodson. "I love it. I think any good publicity for the Police Department and police across the United States is great. So whether this video stays here or goes everywhere, I'm just glad if people see a different side of police these days."
Both of the videos Jones posted are already making their way around social media.
Together, they've gotten over 400 shares, 500 reactions and have been viewed nearly 10,000 times.
Goodson's talent has been caught on camera before.
He sang to students at Mission Change's After-school Program, The Village. That time it was "Washed by the Water" by Needtobreathe, a Christian band.
The woman who posted it said it's not the first time he's been there.
"He loves to stop in and help with homework and play with the kids who live in the McIntosh neighborhood," said Rebecca Greer Whitehead.
Goodson just returned from deployment with the Georgia Army National Guard during the Hurricane, he serves on the SWAT team and has a new born girl so he stays busy.