Youngsters in a Minnesota neighborhood received quite the surprise while they were playing football when they were approached by two police officers.

The cops weren't there because the kids were in any trouble, however, they just wanted to join in on the fun.

Plymouth Police Officers Mike Passig and Matt Kaley appeared on "America's News Headquarters" today and explained that there has been so much negative press regarding police officers recently that they wanted to get involved in the community.

"When we were patrolling, there wasn't a whole lot going on on the radio. We saw these kids playing around in the apartment complex, so we decided, hey, what better way to get involved in the community than to start a little backyard football game with them," Kaley said.

"It's good to see that there's a human side," Passig said. "This isn't something that just happened. This is something that most of us in our department have been doing for years. It's encouraged by our chief of police. We just happened to be the two caught on camera that particular day."

Watch the "America's News Headquarters" clip above.

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