Police mourning the loss of donuts go viral

On New Year’s Eve, a Krispy Kreme truck near Lexington, Kentucky, caught fire. Luckily, the driver was unharmed. Sadly, though, the precious cargo (delicious doughnuts) was destroyed in the blaze. After arriving on the scene and quickly putting out the fire, first responders took to social media to mourn the loss of so many innocent, tasty donuts.

Check out the Lexington Police Department’s hilarious post on Twitter, which features photos of officers looking distraught at the scene of the burned truck with the caption “No words” and a crying face emoji:

The funny tweet went viral, and has been re-tweeted more than 31,000 times and has more than 2,000 replies. Many chimed in to offer their condolences, including the doughnut company.

When they heard about the tragic news, Krispy Kreme reached out on Twitter and let the cops know that more doughnuts were in their future in the new year.

Alongside a praying hands emoji, they wrote, “We’re thinking of you during this difficult time…and have more doughnuts on the way!”

According to NBC’s “Today,” the company plans to make good on its promise and is set to deliver a shipment of doughnuts to the department on Jan. 2. Way to start the new year off right!

Many of the officers’ colleagues in blue reached out to express their sympathy as well. North Carolina officer and self-proclaimed doughnut lover @OfficerMorton stood in solidarity with the Lexington officers.

“In this line of work, some things can’t be unseen. My thoughts are with @lexkypolice officers in this time of tragedy,” he wrote.

The police department in Toledo, Ohio, also offered words of encouragement, telling the Lexington officers to “hang in there” and promising that things can only improve in the new year:

The University of Kentucky Police offered their sincerest condolences with a pun-based tweet:

Here’s hoping that these officers have all the doughnuts their hearts desire in 2019!