A new school year means new recruits in the Greek community, and the only thing more exciting about joining your new college family is getting matched with your big/little. But it’s not only the students who are stoked for this occasion at Northwest Missouri State University. Apparently the police department is getting in the sisterly spirit as well. In a Twitter post that’s now gone viral, two on-campus police officers took photos posing as a big and little sister celebrating their match, and it’s hilarious.
It’s big/lil season & UPD just got their matches pic.twitter.com/MawdI6zkI8
— Northwest MoState PD (@NW_UPD) October 12, 2017
“It’s big/lil season & UPD just got their matches,” the university police department captioned the photos. In the pics, two men — Police Chief Clarence Green and another officer — posed in typical big/little sorority-sister fashion. They made hearts with their hands, lay head-to-head in the grass, posed with one kneeling and the other behind, and of course captured the exciting moment when they found out they were paired. And as any sorority girl would be in this moment, the policemen were decked out in their official uniforms — badges, walkie-talkies, and all.
We see these poses from actual sorority sisters all the time.
“My goal was to get 20 likes, but I really only thought 10,” Green told Yahoo Lifestyle. “We realized we were all wrong.” So far, the post has 452,000 likes and 151,000 retweets. We’re not surprised. Who wouldn’t love this goofy, lovable, bromantic duo?
What makes this even more heartwarming is the reason they did it. “We have a theme this year dealing with civility, so the pictures were meant to represent being civil to each other, and, of course, lightheartedness,” said Green, who’s worked at the university for 23 years. The police department’s social media team, two students named Colette and Leanne, have also been trying to come up with ways to connect with the students and the campus’s influential Greek community. This major occasion on the Greek calendar seemed like the perfect opportunity.
So the silly posts weren’t done purely for entertainment. Green told us the department has done videos on parking and civility and seen “tons of improvement in behavior.” Humor works.
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