In almost all countries, police officers are perceived with a slight shade of negativity, because the law is harsh and law enforcement is inexorable.
In fact, the police are almost always right, but they don’t take sides, which is why very few of the people who have been helped feel fond of them. Yeah, they don’t ask — that’s the job, but there are exceptions.
One fine spring day, two Texas cops faced a problem that made everyone happy.
Atkins and his partner ended a simple theft in a 24-hour store when a nervous woman came up to them and said her car was… crying. There was a strange sound coming from somewhere down there, and she was afraid to do something, but what if there was someone terrible?
Or, conversely, it was. When Atkins managed to get under the car, he found two kittens in the bumper depression. The babies themselves couldn’t get in, so someone put them there.
There was no time to take the kittens to the veterinarian, the duty was not yet over, and therefore Atkins and his partner were diluted in a bottle of warm milk and fed the kittens in turn while patrolling the streets.
After the shift, they went to the veterinary clinic, where they determined the age of the babies – 6 weeks – and determined that they were healthy. The kittens were transferred to an animal shelter.
Atkins deliberately waited for the moment when the animals fell asleep in order to leave. He understood that he could not look into the eyes of those whom he had saved in order to part with them.
And the kittens themselves fell in love with the big man during this long day, which was noted even by veterinarians. Several weeks have passed since then, and the kittens were transferred to new families, and Atkins sometimes looks at the photos and remembers with light sadness those whom he saved.