For all the bashing of police officers I see on Facebook lately (posted by people who are merely parroting things they’ve read and have never experienced themselves), it’s helpful to remember that those police violence news items that go viral are only the ~tiniest~ fraction of the millions of officers who everyday dutifully perform their thankless jobs, see the worst that humanity has to offer, and help keep us safe from ourselves.
This officer is distracting a little girl from the horrible accident she just survived. The child won’t remember this kindness, her father won’t because he didn’t survive, and the public won’t because this is not controversial enough to make national news. Yet I am sure days like this will haunt this officer for the rest of his life.
These are everyday heroes.