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Image Of Toddler Running To Embrace Her Arizona Firefighter Dad Has The Internet Welling Up

Glendale Fire Department Capt. Dave Colson got the adorable greeting from his young daughter after helping check on a gas leak down the street from his home.

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The Glendale Fire Department's Facebook page shared a precious photo of a toddler running up to greet her firefighter daddy following a resolved incident.

The adorable snapshot melted the hearts of social media users.

Captain Dave Colson works on the hazardous materials team for the department located in the city of Glendale–which is 10 miles northwest of Phoenix, Arizona.

A spokesperson for the department told McClatchy News that Colson and his crew were responding to a call of a gas leak at a location that happened to be down the street from where Colson lived.

When the situation was taken care of, Colson's wife allowed their eager daughter to greet him.

The spokesperson said of the firefighter's wife:

"She quickly snapped this photo of them just before he swept her into his arms for a hug."

The photo showed the little girl in her diaper making a beeline toward her daddy in the middle of the closed residential street.

Dad appeared to have a huge smile on his face as he walked to greet the toddler.


Facebook commenters agreed this was the kind of content the internet could use right now.


Glendale Fire Department/Facebook

Glendale Fire Department/Facebook

Glendale Fire Department/Facebook

Glendale Fire Department/Facebook

Glendale Fire Department/Facebook


The comments section continued with heaps of praise.

Glendale Fire Department/Facebook

Glendale Fire Department/Facebook

Glendale Fire Department/Facebook

Glendale Fire Department/Facebook

Glendale Fire Department/Facebook

Glendale Fire Department/Facebook

Glendale Fire Department/Facebook


Father and daughter are likely to remember this moment forever.

The internet is already looking forward to the two of them recreating the sweet image.

One user gleefully exclaimed:

“I need this to be recreated for his retirement or her graduation one day! I love this so much!”

We couldn't agree more.