You know what they say: The best laid plans of mice and the NYPD often go awry, to epic effect. Our own benevolent police department, eternally committed to ensuring the safety of its citizens, solicited fans to tweet photos of officers doing good around town—tossing a ball with the kids, petting neighborhood cats, you know, normal cop stuff.

Which was a HUGE mistake.

Here's a photo of an officer lifting a neighborhood child onto his shoulders so he can see the parade!

And here's Officer McKibbon helping an elderly woman cross a busy street.

Classic NYPD, always lending a helping hand.

What has the NYPD done for you today? Be sure to hashtag #MyNYPD to make sure that special cop in your life gets recognized!