Acts of Kindness

Officer spots boy walking a puppy with a rope and takes matters into his own hands

April 21st, 2021

Most young kids grow up wanting to be a superhero in their adult life. But is Superman or Spiderman the real superheroes out there?

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We don’t think so. There are everyday people, normal people like you and me, who lead ordinary lives and wear normal clothes, but you know what they say: not every superhero wears a cape.

Actually, a superhero may sometimes wear a police uniform.

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Just like officer Nicholas Schuler with the Albany Police Department, whose daily tasks don’t only include taking the patrol car and driving around the neighborhood, and stuff like that. Yes, all the “normal” officer tasks are included in his routine, but Schuler is much more than an ordinary officer.

Officer Schuler is actually someone who really cares about the local community and its people. His mission is not only to keep them safe, but he also aims at making them happy whenever the opportunity arises.

In fact, the local Police Department knows exactly what Schuler is all about, and what he does for the community is sometimes used by the PD to attract new wannabe officers.

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“Officer Schuler is very active with our city’s youth and helps mentor at Albany Police Athletic League, Inc. and is an advisor in the Albany Police Explorers,” reads one of the Albany PD posts calling for aspiring officers.

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The post in question was accompanied by a photo showing officer Schuler playing basketball with two young kids, who looked enthusiastic about what was going on.

In one of the most recent posts of the PD, there is again mention of Schuler, who- this time- made not only some kids happy, but also their dog.

A few days ago, officer Schuler was on patrol in West Hill and saw three kids walking their dog. As the officer is a dog lover, he didn’t miss the chance to go talk to them and pet the dog a little.

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So, he approached them and had a chat with the kids before petting their cute black-and-white puppy.

“The four had a great dialogue, learned a lot about each other, including that one of the boys is already taking up comedy and has a Youtube channel to broadcast his jokes.”

That’s when Schuler realized that the boys were using a rope instead of a leash for their dog.

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Without giving it a second thought, the officer made up his mind: he knew exactly how he would totally make the kids’ and the dog’s day!

So, he went to a nearby store and, some time later, he returned with a new collar, a new leash, and a toy for the puppy.

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The kids couldn’t be happier and they were really appreciative of his gesture. The puppy, too, was excited to see his gifts. He especially loved the new toy!

“Interactions like this are impactful. There’s no doubt that these boys will remember Officer Schuler the next time he’s cruising through to say hello,” the Albany PD post reads.

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Indeed, this is an act of kindness to remember, and officer Schuler is now the kids’ superhero of the month!

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Source: CBS6 Albany, Facebook

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