While Police Officer Kareem Garibaldi was out on patrol in Lakeland, Florida, a puppy ran in front of his patrol car. The cop then swerved to avoid the little pooch from getting hurt and could successfully grab her and load her into his car.

The cop searched for the puppy’s owners for a few hours, but to no avail. So, he took this Pit Bull/ Boxer mix pup to the SPCA Florida Medical Center.

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Garibaldi was now free to leave, but he didn’t. In fact, he did something that has successfully melted thousands of hearts everywhere. He stayed with the puppy from 8:45 am to 12 noon. Because the vets had other animals to deal with, the cop and the puppy were able to take a quick nap together.

The puppy curled up right next to Garibaldi, evidently feeling safe with him.

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The Lakeland Police Department then made a post on their Facebook page, saying, “Later that day, the puppy found a new home. It’s the kind-hearted officers like this that makes the Lakeland Police Department truly unique.”

What a happy ending to a completely heart-melting story!

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