Police Officer Helps Horse Cool Down At Local Splash Pad

A police officer showed compassion and care for his partner during a hot day in Texas.

Summer is the time of year when the temperatures increase significantly. Particularly, June, July and August are often accompanied by hot and downright uncomfortable weather conditions. It’s during these months when attendance at water parks, pools and lakes shoot up considerably as everyone attempts to beat the heat.

But as one video posted on YouTube makes perfectly clear, humans are not the only members of God’s creation who enjoy getting in the water during the summer. Understanding that the warm weather can negatively impact animals as well, a Texas police officer helped his partner, treating him to a little time in the water.

As the video shows, an officer riding on the back of a horse walks into the frame from the left side of the screen. The two officers approach a splash pad that sprays water from the ground. 

The police officer directs the horse to the water, who then stands in the middle of the water as it sprays the animal. The video mentions that this touching scene took place in Hermann Park in Houston, Texas.

After a few seconds in the water, the horse has apparently had its fill and starts to walk off, ready to continue its police duties. 

This was a kind and loving gesture from the police officer. Anyone who has spent time in the South during the summer understands how unbelievably hot and muggy it can get. There is no doubt that the animal appreciated a chance to escape the heat, even for just a few seconds. 

Additionally, that officer’s kindness only took a few seconds. It did not take away from his or the horse’s duties. Treating each other, even animals, with love, kindness and consideration costs little, if anything at all.

Ephesians 4:32 “And be kind to one another, full of pity, having forgiveness for one another, even as God in Christ had forgiveness for you.”

Source: CopHumor

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