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04/22/2013 12:13 pm ET

California Police Officer Michael Kohr Replaces Little Girl's Stolen Bike, Story Goes Viral On Facebook (PHOTO)

A police officer's incredible kindness to a little girl earned him Facebook celebrity status last week.

On Tuesday, Nina Sanchez of Oxnard, California, shared this photo along with the heart-melting story of Officer Michael Kohr's dedication to replacing her daughter's stolen bike.

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According to Sanchez's note, her daughter Bella was devastated when she discovered that her Minnie Mouse bike -- a Christmas present, no less -- had been stolen last Monday. Sanchez filed a police report in the hope of recovering the bike.

The next day, Officer Kohr, who has a history of giving back to local youth through the Cops N Jocks program, surprised the family with a brand new bike for Bella.

Sanchez wrote in the Facebook post:

Yesterday morning on my way to take my daughter Bella on a bike ride, to our dismay we realized her cherished Minnie Mouse bike that Santa brought her had been stolen, along with our jogging stroller. To say we were heartbroken is an understatement. Through many tears and reassuring hugs I managed to call in a police report. This afternoon I received a call from Officer Kohr that he was on his way with a brand new Princess bike. He not only surprised her with a bike that is her favorite color featuring her favorite princess he took the time to teach her how to ride it. This is kindness and selflessness at its finest. This officer went well above his call of duty and took the time to make a little girls day. I can not fully express how grateful I am. He has left such an impression in our hearts, and am thoroughly impressed with his generosity. Thank you once again Officer Kohr.

Since Tuesday night, the post has racked up more then 560,000 likes and 61,000 shares.

The Oxnard Police Department responded to Sanchez's post later the same day saying, "We don't get emails/messages like this directly from community members often.. Thank you, Nina Sanchez for sharing! And, thank you Officer Michael Kohr for taking exceptional service to heart and going above and beyond!"

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