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Police officers surprise woman on her 80th birthday

The video received more than 8 million views and thousands of shares around the world, according to the police department.

TAMPA, Fla. — A Tampa woman had nothing but kind words after officers surprised her on her 80th birthday. 

In a now-viral post, Tampa Police Department says last Monday, Aug. 23, officers noticed a woman setting up decorations at a park for her mother's 80th birthday. Police say the officers left the area and returned with flowers and balloons to surprise the birthday woman. 

That video received more than 8 million views and thousands of shares around the world, according to the police department.

In response to the viral attention, police shared a follow-up video where the woman thanked everyone who made her birthday special and gave a special shoutout to the officers. 

"Y'all all made my day for coming to my 80th birthday," she said.