Krispy Kreme is helping a police department mourn in the best way possible: by giving them donuts.
It’s the kind of call that every policeman fears the most. On Monday, December 31st, police in Lexington, Kentucky were dispatched to the scene of a vehicle fire. The fire was put out quickly and there were no injuries reported, but the damage to the vehicle was total.
That vehicle was a delivery truck for Krispy Kreme, and all of its contents were lost to the flames.
Perhaps with tongue in cheek, perhaps not, Lexington police officers were shown in various states of grief on their official Twitter page. The simple caption of “No words” described their loss, but the expressions of pure torment made it clear just how devastating the destruction of so many delicious donuts could be.
Police are still investigating the cause of the fire, but while they were busy their satirical Twitter post went viral. By the time of this writing, it’s been shared 39,000 times and received over 135,000 likes.
Not only that, police departments from all across the country chimed in to offer their condolences. A few even offered to send material support for the Kentucky officers.
Hang tight, we are sending backup forthwith, and these guys came prepared. We hope you like sprinkles. pic.twitter.com/S2WIY2ZR38— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) January 1, 2019
With their sugar-coated fingers on the pulse of social media, Krispy Kreme themselves got word and even chimed in with their own offer of support: donuts. On January first, hope returned to the Lexington PD when a special delivery of Krispy Kreme donuts were delivered with full police escort.
"We're thinking of you during this difficult time,” wrote the purveyor of delicious pastries, “and have more doughnuts on the way!"
The Lexington PD responded with a single word: “Hope.” That’s how we should all be greeting the new year.
Once received, Lexington PD once again took to Twitter to offer Krispy Kreme their most heartfelt appreciation for the kind gift at their most difficult time. Boxes of donuts truly are the best way to ring in the new year, and we should all meet 2019 with the kind of hope and determination that only donuts can bring.
(Source: Lexington Herald-Leader)