We tend to look at first responders and officers of the law as always being sober and serious. We may mot frequently picture them with smiles on their faces or joy in their hearts.
But if we stop and take a moment to really think about it – we might realize that many of these men and women are really something else.
They’re heroes. They became a police officer, a firefighter, an EMT or joined the military to help people in their communities live better lives.
So while we see them as the ones who face danger or give us unwanted speeding tickets, maybe even too grown up to have a little fun, we often forget the reason they got into their business in the first place.
Social media has its cons, but one thing that’s great about sharing online is that we get the opportunity to watch first responders do things we don’t always expect. Like this:
In these moments, those sober and serious officers we picture become just another member of our cities and hometowns. They help those around them simply by bringing smiles to their faces.
When a team of police officers from Noblesville, Indiana, got a call about a group of kids sledding in a “dangerous area,” they decided to do their duty and check out the situation.
What no one expected was what they would do next. Once they figured out all was well, and that the kids were “being safe and responsible,” the jovial do-gooders decided they couldn’t leave without checking the hill out for themselves.
The Noblesville Police Department shared a video of the fun on Facebook. Watch this duo “secure the area” in the best way possible.
“For safety reasons and stuff,” the post states. We’re nodding our heads and winking over here. Your secret’s safe with us.
It seems like these officers’ break was well deserved, too. According to a separate Facebook post on their page, their area is looking forward to its fair share of icy weather.
It’s fair to say a little sledding never hurt anyone, and with the amount of snow they may see, sledding may end up being the only way to travel.