On a daily basis, police officers protect innocent people and put criminals away.
This is a huge and important job in and of itself, but many of them take the time to make people's lives easier -- like the cops below. Whether they're helping a person fix a flat tire or buying essential items for the homeless, these officers go above and beyond their duties in these awesome acts of kindness.
1. An officer tied a sick old man's shoelaces for him.
2. These kindhearted cops raised money and bought Christmas toys for sick children at the Ronald McDonald House in NYC.video-player-present
3. These officers rescued a fawn that was trapped in a storm drain.video-player-present
4. Nobody from this kid's class showed up to his birthday party, so state troopers brought a cake, presents, and even police dogs to his house and threw him a party he'll never forget.
5. This pig was stuck in a dumpster, but police pulled her out and one of them even adopted her.video-player-present
6. A Pizza Hut driver got into a car accident, so these men delivered the pizza for him.
7. When this autistic teen's beloved Halloween lawn decoration was stolen, a thoughtful officer helped him recover it and even bought him another one for Christmas.video-player-present
8. This guy bought some shoes for a homeless man and gave him one of his shirts.video-player-present
9. These policemen helped push a guy's car after it broke down on the road.
10. Officers in Saskatoon, Canada, went out of their way to escort a family of ducks through busy streets and into a safer area.video-player-present
11. This man bought a little boy some food as a final act of kindness before getting killed in the line of duty.video-player-present
12. This woman bought a homeless man some breakfast and kept him company.
13. An off-duty officer risked his life to pull a man out of a burning car.video-player-present
14. This officer helped a guy change his tire on a freeway.
15. These officers came to school with this little boy to show him that he wasn't alone. He had just lost his dad, who worked alongside them.video-player-present
16. Not only did this officer buy some coffee for the homeless man in the background, but he also brought him shoes and art supplies because he likes to draw.
17. This cop helped an elderly woman cross the street to get to a 7-Eleven and then drove her back home when she was done.
18. This adorable little boy saved his allowance for months to buy lunch for this police department, so they returned the favor by presenting him with his own cruiser.video-player-present
19. These men were dispatched to do a welfare check on an elderly woman, and they ended up staying to cook for her and clean her home.video-player-present
Okay, the next time I see a police officer, I'm definitely going to have to give them a high five for all the awesome work they do.