A Georgia police officer is being hailed as a hero after rushing into a burning home to save a little boy.

Sergeant Joe Hudson, with the Griffin Police Department, arrived on the scene before firefighters and didn't hesitate to enter the smoke-filled house when a woman informed him that her three-year-old grandson was inside.

The heart-pounding rescue that unfolded was caught on Hudson's body camera.

The video shows Hudson struggling against the smoke and heat as he frantically searches the home for the boy.

After a brief, tense moment of searching, Hudson opens a door and finds the child laying on a bed. He grabs the boy and runs out of the home.

"Basic instinct," Hudson explained. "I have three sons of my own. Soon as she said her little grandchild, I mean, I'm not gonna wait for the fire department on that one."

Both Hudson and the little boy escaped without injury.

Watch the "America's Newsroom" clip above and see the full video of the dramatic rescue below.

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