A picture has been shared on social media of the moment when a police officer from the Metropolitan Police Service took some time out of his busy shift to help a vulnerable lady.
The officer had been approached by the lady who asked him for help carrying her bags which were too heavy for her.
Seeing that she was struggling with her shopping as she walked aided by her walking stick, the officer diverted from his foot patrol and assisted the lady back to her home address before continuing with his patrol.
The photo, which was sent into our news team by one of our followers, shows a part of the police service, which the vast majority of the general public rarely sees.
And at a time when more and more frontline emergency services personnel are being assaulted, images such as this one do show the human side of the person behind the uniform.
Whilst some sections of the mainstream will often clamber over themselves to share edited videos of officers having to restrain dangerous suspects, rarely will you see images or videos of police officers helping members of the public in everyday situations.
In truth, these sort of random acts of kindness happen all of the time, but most sections of the mainstream media are rarely interested in them.
If you have any similar photos or videos, then feel free to send them into our news team.
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