TikTok videos usually spell trouble for Tamil Nadu's youth, especially when it involves police personnel or vehicles. But on Wednesday in Thoothukudi district, the social media app took two young men a step towards their dreams of joining the police force, after their video caught the attention of authorities.In the 14-second video, two men are seen seated on a police van, moving their lips to a movie dialogue before breaking into song. The van, according to the police belonged to the armed reserve unit and was at a workshop in Cadwell colony. On Tuesday, the three youths, two of them aged 17, stood before it and made the video while another boy shot them performing. The driver of the van noticed this and informed higher authorities about it.But instead of reprimanding or punishing the three, Thoothukudi town DSP R Prakash heard them out.Tweeple hit out at TikTok in support of Indo-Pak gay couple“Two of the boys were studying Literature and IT while the other had dropped out of school after the sixth standard. When I spoke to them, they expressed their wish to eventually join the police force and I realised, we should be encouraging them. We have a ‘Friends of Police’ group, which involves students. These boys specifically wanted the traffic beat and so we let them man the roads, supervised, for a couple of hours,” he said.The officer believes the move will encourage them to look positively towards the police force and fuel their aspirations."The boy who dropped out cannot qualify but the other two should definitely keep working towards their dreams," says the officer. "They have promised to volunteer during the weekends and holidays. There is no point in punishing such youths. We must motivate them instead."Pak Minister Slaps TV Anchor for Linking Him to TikTok Artist (The article was originally published in The News Minute and has been reposted with permission.) Tik Tok: These ‘Shaadi-Sasuraal’ Jokes Will Make You ROFL We'll get through this! Meanwhile, here's all you need to know about the Coronavirus outbreak to keep yourself safe, informed, and updated. The Quint is now available on Telegram & WhatsApp too, Click here to join.