Officer saves baby from choking and takes on the role of a lifetime

— (CNN) — Officer Kenneth Knox didn’t know it at the time, but a child he saved from dying would soon become his goddaughter.

Late last month, Knox responded to an emergency call of a two-month-old girl choking on baby food. With seconds to spare, he arrived at the scene to find Ma’Yavi Parham on the brink of death. He laid her down and immediately performed what he calls “reverse” CPR.

“I’ve been trained in CPR but I thought that would push the cereal further down so I just sucked it out,” Knox told CNN affiliate WDIV. “It took me a couple of tries.”

The girl’s father pleaded for the officer to save her, wailing “My baby!” His cries for help, Knox described, “hit me hard.”

Within moments, Ma’Yavi began breathing normally again.

“She smiled at me for a second and then started crying which was music to my ears,” Knox wrote in a Facebook post. “Out of my 25 years being a cop this is my greatest and most profound accomplishment and it made every second of those 25 years worth it all.”

One week after the encounter, the child’s parents requested that Knox be her godfather — an offer he quickly accepted.

The new role in the girl’s life is his “honor, privilege and pleasure,” he wrote in another post.

Since then, he’s posted several photos of his “angel,” whom he calls “Princess Ma’Yavi.”

“Nothing can compare to what Officer Knox did for her,” Ma’Yavi’s mother, Meona Parham, told CNN. “I can’t see another person being her godfather. He literally saved her life.”

The child’s mother keeps Knox posted with updates of his new goddaughter.

“I am forever humbled and changed by this,” he posted on Facebook. “Little Miss Parham will forever be a part of my life.”

This picture of a cop consoling a little boy will give you all the feels

— (CNN) — It happens. Every once in a while, a bad day creeps up. And when you’re a little guy, you just want to lie down and cry.

That’s how Sgt. Precious Cornner-Jones found a little boy at the Indiana State Capitol the other day.

He was on the ground, deep in a funk. His mother said that’s how he expresses himself.

So, Cornner-Jones laid down next to him. And that image, of a police officer trying to console a little boy, is now everywhere online.

“I decided to get on his level and talk to him,” Cornner-Jones wrote in a Facebook post. “He started to cry so I wiped his tears and told him it will be ok.”

“As an adult sometimes all we want is one person to stop, get on our level and maybe wipe our tears,” she said.

Not long after, comments swarmed in praising the officer.

“I am sure I’m not the only one who could use more happy tears like this story brought me today,” one commenter wrote.

“It makes me happy that people are spreading love,” Cornner-Jones told CNN affiliate WXIN. “I’ve gotten so many positive reactions from this and that [was] the whole purpose of all of this.”

The officer says she offers encouragement to children often.

“We have to speak positive in life and love into these children and things will change,” she said.

Shortly after her pep talk with the boy, a grin crept upon his face.

“Get on someone’s level today and make them smile,” she ended the post. “Spread PEACE and LOVE. You might be that person that gives them hope!”