Rescuer holds hands with K-9 partner while they nap during hurricane.

Share on Facebook

Rescuer holds hands with K-9 partner while they nap during hurricane.

Hurricane Irma may have slammed Florida with flooding, winds and chaos, but many officers, volunteers and first responders helped alleviate some of the damage with relentless hard work and effort.

But many of these people — as well as the service animals they use — are human as well, and the work takes an intense toll on them.

The Fort Lauderdale police department recently shared a touching image of Officer Kenneth Somma sleeping alongside his K-9 partner, Eddie — holding hands as they nap, as Irma rages on. The man and his dog put in 12-hour shifts of emergency response and clean up.

The image went viral, spreading far for symboling the rescue workers’ efforts in the face of a dangerous storm. While Irma’s challenges are fearsome, the collective efforts of workers like Kenneth and Eddie will help Florida pull through.

You Might Also Like:

A boy goes in the woods and gets bitten by a dangerous snake. So his friends do the unthinkable.

A young man saw a trucker sleeping in an abandoned lot. So he gets his brother and they set a trap.

A video game addict takes his eyes off the target. Then, he realizes the terrifying truth.

Disney offered a job to the student that created this animation. After watching it, I can see why.

This astronaut is the first human to go to Mars. But then, a seedless melon ruins everything.

This award-winning short narrated by a famous comedian will actually make you laugh out loud.

Join over 2.7 million subscribers!

Sign up to our daily e-mail and be the first to get notified of
new stories. No spam, ever. Read more.

Omeleto tells stories that connect us.

Inspiring and insightful. Entertaining and enlightening.
That's what you can expect here: no fluff. Just a steady
stream of the best stories delivered to your inbox.