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Camera Catches Florida Police Officer Holding Hands With K-9 Partner During Hurricane Irma

by Grace Eire
Grace plays in a band and is the mother to a black cat named Fitzhugh.

As Hurricane Irma made landfall in South Florida on Sunday, September 10, 2017, lots of folks lived in fear for their homes and their families.

While some evacuated the state entirely, that wasn’t an option for most. Instead, some people had to either stay in their homes, or move their families to hurricane shelters in their area.

All sorts of people posted up and hoped for the best, including civilians, police, and pets.

The Fort Lauderdale Police Department tweeted one photo that had people sending prayers left and right. In the picture, Officer Somma and his K-9 partner Eddie are catching some rest during the storm. The most amazing part is that they’re holding hands.

There will be a lot of work to be done after the storm passes, but this precious moment shows how amazing the bond between K-9 officers and their dogs really is. In times of worry, they’ll always be there for one another.

Please SHARE this amazing photo with your family and friends on Facebook!

If you’re looking to help the victims of the recent hurricanes, consider donating to the Red Cross, or take a look at these eight ways you can lend a hand.

Here is the viral picture of Officer Somma and his K-9 partner Eddie.

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Commenters on Twitter were full of support.

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These officers' hard work is certainly not overlooked!

These officers' hard work is certainly not overlooked!

The relationship between officers and their K-9 partners is so special.

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These pooches do a lot of important work right by their human's side.

These pooches do a lot of important work right by their human's side.

But the whole Fort Lauderdale Police Department is working hard to keep everyone safe during the storm.

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K-9 officers, though, deserve a special thanks. They didn't choose this job, but they approach it with enthusiasm and guts.

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All in a day's work!

All in a day's work!

Please SHARE to show your support for officers, both human and K-9!