When it rains, most of us run to find shelter. But an image shared by Kolkata Police suggests that not just humans, animals, too, want to be protected during the rain. The image showed a couple of stray dogs under an umbrella held open by a traffic police official during heavy rainfall in the city. While the policeman focused on managing traffic, the dogs quietly gave him company and kept a watch on vehicles passing by. The incident occurred at a busy crossing in Kolkata. “Moment of the Day!” the Kolkata police said, identifying the policeman as Constable Tarun Kumar Mandal of East Traffic Guard.
The image shows the policeman raising his hands to signal, possibly, to a vehicle, as the dogs sat near him, looking around from the centre of the crossing.
Moment of the Day!
— Kolkata Police (@KolkataPolice) September 18, 2021
Of all the domesticated animals, dogs serve the widest array of roles: protector, helper, lifesaver, and in this case, companion. They are called a “man’s best friend”. The relationship is old and deep, based on mutual benefit. Since both people and dogs are social beings, neither can thrive alone and enjoy each other’s company.
The post has received more than 2,435 likes and many users have commented on the noble act of the policeman.
So adorable and my sincere regards to him.
— A K (@AK48989340) September 18, 2021
Another user compared Mr Mandal to a hero and thanked him.
My Salute to real life heroes. Thank you KP ????
— Sarfaraz Ali (@Sarfara49048664) September 18, 2021
Some referred to the difficult job police officials and other first-responders do. Irrespective of the occasion, be it festivals or adverse weather conditions, they work.
Salute you for such difficult job ????
— Debu LoveWillKeepUsAlive (@DebuJaiHind) September 18, 2021
What a tough job!! On duty amidst rain when we are safely at our home! And protecting two innocent strays!
— Lina Chakraborty – No DM (@LinaChakrabor14) September 19, 2021
One user called Kolkata Police “the most professional force”.
The most professional force.
— SANJEEV (@sanjeevkr25) September 18, 2021
Several others praised Mr Mandal for his compassion.
Hats off to KP.. pic.twitter.com/p7GfxF3HVZ
— Vinay Kumar Dokania (@VinayDokania) September 18, 2021
With all my love and respect for Tarun Babu. God bless him always. Regards
— Shekhar Chatterjee (@Shekhar54296703) September 19, 2021
Su h a golden hearted man … Salute you ????
— Nilotpal Mandal (@NilotpalManda17) September 19, 2021
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