By Caleb Parke
Published January 01, 2019
A few Kentucky cops went viral for mourning the loss of a truckload of doughnuts.
The driver of a Krispy Kreme doughnut truck noticed his vehicle was smoking on New Year's Eve, so he called 911.
And while the driver was able to safely escape before fire crews arrived and flames engulfed the truck, the doughnuts didn't make it.
The Lexington Police Department posted a few photos online depicting the heartbroken officers with their heads cast down.
"No words," the officers wrote, and their colleagues from across the nation - from Colorado to Chicago - were quick to respond with messages of support.
“We feel your loss,” the University of Kentucky Police Department wrote. “We donut what else to say.”
A North Carolina cop and self-proclaimed "doughnut lover" added his condolences.
“In this line of work, some things can’t be unseen,” Officer Morton wrote. “My thoughts are with @lexkypolice officers at this time of tragedy.”
Other commenters online noted the doughnuts were really "krispy" after the box truck fire.
But now the officers can lift up their heads because help is on the way.
Krispy Kreme told Fox News they will be delivering fresh doughnuts to the officers Wednesday morning and tweeted a message of hope Tuesday afternoon.
"We're thinking of you during this difficult time...and have more doughnuts on the way!" Krispy Kreme tweeted.
The investigation into the fire is ongoing as the cause is unknown.