Nerves ran high in the Sunshine State over the weekend as Hurricane Irma approached and millions of residents evacuated their homes.
At one shelter in Osceola County, in Central Florida, a sheriff’s deputy noticed an elderly woman who looked concerned.
“She looked worried about the storm and kind of sad,” the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office wrote on Facebook.
The sheriff office’s Deputy Froelich stepped in and asked the woman what would cheer her up, and she replied with a dance.
“So, in a very off key voice, he sang and danced with her for a quick bit,” the sheriff’s office wrote.
At one of the shelters we had Deputy Froelich who noticed a very nice lady who needed a bit of comfort during the storm. She looked worried about the storm and kind of sad so he asked her what would cheer her up and she said a dance. So in a very off key voice, he sang and danced with her for a quick bit. Thank you Deputy Froelich for helping calm her nerves down in a time of need and comfort! This is definitely a dance she won't forget! #commUNITYstrong #love #comfort
Posted by Osceola County Sheriff's Office on Monday, September 11, 2017
In a video posted to Facebook, Froelich sings Frank Sinatra’s “Somewhere Beyond the Sea” and dances with the woman.
“Oh gosh, he’s even singin’ to me,” she said, surprised.
The pair had smiles on their faces as they swayed to Froelich’s song.
Soon into the dance, the woman asked Froelich if he knew how to salsa dance.
“I’ve heard that you do,” she quipped, before thanking Froelich with a quick kiss on the cheek.
First responders all over the sunshine state stepped into action to help residents before and after the monster storm passed.
The sheriff’s office thanked Froelich for his service.
“Thank you Deputy Froelich for helping calm her nerves down in a time of need and comfort! This is definitely a dance she won’t forget! “