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Piano-playing police officer comforts family in Pembroke Pines

'I have done it a few times. It usually cheers people up,' officer says

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PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. – A Pembroke Pines family dealing with a medical issue was comforted by some soothing sounds thanks to a piano-playing police officer.

While firefighters attended to an older man who had fallen in his home in the Spring Valley community last month, Pembroke Pines police Officer Hernandez noticed a piano and played a few songs to cheer up the man's distraught daughter.

The Pembroke Pines Police Department shared a video shot by a Pembroke Pines firefighter on its social media accounts on Sunday.

In the video, Hernandez played "Don't Stop Believin'" by Journey. A firefighter even provided some backup vocals.

Firefighters got the father safety into bed and the family is doing well, Hernandez said.

Hernandez said he has been playing since he was around 6 years old, and this isn't the first time he's played piano on the job. 

"I have done it a few times. It usually cheers people up," Hernandez said.

The short video was well-received on the department's Facebook page.

"Just another reason why we have the best first responders," Facebook user Gail-Ron Rolison said. "They have passion for the community as well as great skills at their jobs."