Parma-Ohio

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Today the Department of Awesomely Good Deeds salutes police officers in Parma, Ohio who, upon discovering that a mourning dove had built her nest and laid eggs on the windshield cowl of one of their backup squad cars, went out of their way to protect the mama bird rather than displace her.

Officers attached an umbrella to the police car’s windshield, both to give the bird shade and keep her dry, set up a little cup of water for her, and taped off the vehicle so that no one would bother her. They also named her Gerty.

Photos by Julia Tullos, Lisa Lowry, and the City of Parma respectively.

[via Bored Panda]