Policeman Paul Taylor unwittingly became one of the breakout stars of Sunday’s Ariana Grande-led One Love Manchester benefit concert when he was filmed linking arms and dancing with a group of young fans.
The police constable, whose presence on duty reassured concert-goers following two recent terror attacks in England, described to People how the moment came about.
“I was approached by these two girls — I think they were sisters about 7 or 8 years old. They asked for a photograph, which I was more than happy to do,” he says. “Then it was a case of them saying ‘Now you’re going to dance with us!’ You can’t say no – I was more than happy.”
The 50-year-old father of two adds, “I didn’t realize anything would come of it, and wasn’t aware that it had been filmed.”