Men in uniform are generally on the receiving end of salutes. But how often does one of them — and a top cop at that — salute right back?

Before you dismiss this as fantasy, take a look a recent video that went viral online because it showed Bengaluru Police Commissioner T Suneel Kumar reciprocating the gesture of a schoolboy who had just saluted him!

The official Twitter handle of the Bengaluru City Police tweeted the video saying, "A respect given by a uniform to a uniform shows the value of discipline. [sic]"

T Suneel Kumar

This small clip (merely three seconds long) was liked and shared by thousands on social media.

Most were in awe of the schoolboy and T Suneel Kumar. People on Twitter said the commissioner had set an example of how a cop should conduct himself or herself.

Here are some reactions: