Police Sgt. Kim Lenz says what she did was no big deal.
“It was such a small gesture,” she told InsideEdition.com Wednesday. “People do things like this every day.”
What she did made an elderly woman’s day, and considerably brightened her own.
Lenz stopped her cruiser in Austin, Minn., got out and danced with 92-year-old Millie Seiver. The woman had been kicking her heels up by herself outside her apartment complex, where she lives alone.
It was not the first time Lenz had seen the woman cutting a rug on the asphalt, but it was the first time she pulled over to cut in.
“She brightens my day,” Lenz said. “I’ve seen her a few times, dancing by herself, so this time I just stopped and danced with her.”
The encounter was captured by Lenz’s dashcam, and posted to her department’s Facebook page. It has been viewed more than 60,000 times.
“It’s definitely overwhelming,” said Lenz, 35, a 10-year veteran of the force who doesn’t see what all the fuss is about.
Seiver told the sergeant she walks every day. “When she gets tired of walking, she starts dancing,” Lenz recounted.
Lenz tuned her car radio to the same station Seiver was listening to on her earbuds.
“I just cranked it up and started dancing,” the sergeant said.
The video shows Lenz grabbing Seiver’s weathered hands and giving her a twirl while Brother Osborne’s “Stay a Little Longer” played.
When the song came to an end, Lenz hugged Seiver and the women went their separate ways.
Lenz stopped by her apartment Wednesday to tell her about all the attention their video was receiving.
“I said, ‘You brightened my day and now you’re brightening the whole world’s day, one view at a time.’’’