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Givens was sitting in his patrol car on Sunday when the mother goose began pecking at his door

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    Mother Goose Leads Officer to Gosling in Distress
    WLTW; James Givens/YouTube
    A mother goose is reunited with her gosling after Cincinnati Police Department Specialist Cecilia Charron releases the baby goose from the trappings of a balloon string.

    It's the tale of the police officer who saved a gosling with an assist from mother goose. 

    On Mother's Day, Sgt. James Givens of the Cincinnati Police Department helped reunite a patient mother goose with her gosling who was tied up in a balloon string, NBC affiliate WLWT reported.

    Givens was sitting in his patrol car on Sunday when the mother goose began pecking at his door. After following her, Givens found the baby goose tied up in a balloon string from a Mother's Day balloon.

    Concerned the geese may attack, Givens called upon his partner, Specialist Cecilia Charron, who has pets of her own, to help.

    Officer Saves Gosling From String as Mother Goose Stands By

    [NATL] Officer Saves Gosling From String as Mother Goose Stands By
    A police officer in Cincinnati rescued a gosling after the mother goose pecked at the cruiser door until officers followed her. The baby was wrapped in the string from a Mother’s Day balloon. Police specialist Cecilia Charron wrangled the string off the baby as the goose stood by. When the little one was free, the two geese waddled off.
    (Published Thursday, May 12, 2016)

    “I put my foot on the balloon and that’s the only way I got ahold of the baby because the baby was running off,” Charron told WLWT. "As soon as we got the baby free, I set the baby down and mommy and baby went into the Mill Creek and swam off."

    Givens stood nearby and recorded the event on his phone. It showed the mother goose watching the rescue of her little one. Givens posted it to YouTube on May 9 where it has since been viewed more than 700,000 times as of May 12. 

    “It says that we are supposed to protect and serve. I guess that includes wildlife besides people,” Givens told WLWT.

    The Cincinnati Police Department has received calls and emails from as far as the United Kingdom and Italy thanking the officers for their compassionate work, a spokesman told NBC. 

    "We're getting a lot of phone calls and emails saying 'way to go,'" said Tiffaney Hardy, director of communications for the Cincinnati Police Department.