A police officer in Grand Rapids is getting praised online for doing good in the community.

A post shared to the We Are Westsiders Facebook group showed a police officer playing basketball with a group of kids on McReynolds Street.

Ashley Cavazos Facebook post of a Grand Rapids Police Officer and neighborhood kids playing basketball. 

The post has gotten more than 300 likes and several shares since she posted on Friday.

We've seen national stories like this go viral, so it's awesome to see interactions like this here in our backyards.

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