With most public places being closed to visitors, there are those whose movement can’t be restricted and we are talking about animals. They are free to roam the empty streets and parks with hardly any humans in sight. However, if they find themselves in need of assistance, there are still some of us out there to lend a helping hand. That’s exactly what a pair of police officers did when they saw a brood of lost ducklings looking for their mom.
Recently, two police officers went viral for “escorting” a brood of ducklings to safety
Recently, Houston Police Department shared a video showing one of their police officers, Larry Satterwhite, who noticed a bunch of ducklings wandering in the park with their mom nowhere to be found. So he decided to escort them to the nearest pond.
While ensuring Memorial Park was secure, Asst. Chief @SatterwhiteLJ provided a police escort for these ducklings trying to find their mom. Remember parks are closed this #EasterWeekend, but we’re keeping things under control with @HPARD until you can return #StayHome #hounews 🦆 pic.twitter.com/3TFdV05P7X
— Houston Police (@houstonpolice) April 11, 2020
The tiny chicks happily complied and strutted after the officer.
It seems that it’s not the first time a police officer has had to do something like that. Priscilla Thompson shared a similar incident on Twitter a day earlier. After getting help from Sergeant Engelhart when she locked her keys in her car, she took a video of him helping a brood of ducklings, too. They were roaming around the park, so Engelhart made sure they were following him and led them to safety.
A big thank you to @houstonpolice Sgt. Engelhart who not only helped me after I locked my keys in the car this morning, but also helped these little chicks find their way back to mom — all while making sure that folks know all @HoustonTX parks are closed due to #COVID19. pic.twitter.com/x3TX29xzwJ
— Priscilla Thompson (@PriscillaWT) April 11, 2020
Both police officers were monitoring the Memorial Park, making sure that people are complying with quarantine rules.
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