Ideally, the police should help citizens and protect them always. Alas, this isn't always so in some countries. So it was really refreshing for me to have found a couple of pictures and a post on the Facebook page of the Northamptonshire Police about a kind young police officer who found a tired old man and helped him home. Stories like this are a breadth of fresh air rather than stories of cruel, malicious and corrupt officers every time.
"A lot of people have contacted us about one of our officers helping an elderly man in Kingsthorpe earlier this week after he caught the wrong bus and struggled to get home with his heavy shopping bags.
A picture which was taken by a passerby of PC Chris Stevens helping the man home has been shared and liked on Facebook by thousands of people, with many commending him for his actions.
Explaining what happened on the day, PC Stevens said: "I saw the gentleman leaning up against a wall, so went over to ask if he was alright.
“He said he'd been into town shopping but got on the wrong bus and was struggling to get home. So I asked if he wanted some help.
“He said that would be good, so I took his shopping and he held my arm as we walked back to his house and we had a nice chat.
“His wife looked a bit shocked when she opened the door and I was there with him, but he was fine.
"It's nice that the police are getting recognition for doing good things, but it's nothing more than any of my colleagues would have done. These things happen on a daily basis up and down the country."