A police officer from Kansas City, Kansas, took the time to remind citizens of the city why dogs are man’s best friend.
In a photo that has gone viral, the officer was seen in full police uniform taking the time to pet and play with two dogs.
The original photo was taken by Debbie Davis along a busy road during the winter.
“Saw these two this morning on the off ramp to 75th street northbound 71highway,” Davis wrote. “Both were laying with the [Kansas City] cop until someone could get out there to pick them up. Husky had red collar. Couldn’t see collar on fuzzy black dog. Hopefully someone recognizes them!”
As it turns out, the dogs had escaped from their owner the previous night. The officer decided to wait with them as animal control arrived and ensured that they were returned to their owners Austin and Ashley Mozingo.
“It’s good to know there are … police officers out there who still enjoy helping out the community, especially in helping out such sweet dogs,” Austin said.
The officer requested to remain anonymous.
For all the flack that American police officers get, it’s nice to see a story that is heartwarming like this one.