Krispy Kreme delivers doughnuts to officers mourning pastry loss

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Lexington Police, in Kentucky, responded to a Krispy Kreme truck that caught fire on 31 December.

Police are still investigating what caused the original fire.

Having some fun with that old joke that police officers love to eat doughnuts, the Lexington Police Department tweeted photos of three different officers crying over the loss of treats and the doughnut truck's demise.

Although the burned truck actually contained few doughnuts, the Lexington Herald-Leader reports, Krispy Kreme replaced the doughnut-sized holes in the officer's hearts with dozens of pastries, delivered to the East Sector police station Wednesday with a police escort.

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Their post included photos of the blackened side of the truck and officers jokingly mourning the truck's loss.

Soon enough, other police departments from around the US responded to the incident, too. "Thank you", police said on Facebook. The viral social media post "came about as just a share with some of our coworkers, just to get a laugh from some of them". "We donut know what else to say".

Some police departments used memes and GIFs to express their shock and dismay.