A police officer has won a legion of fans after a picture of him helping an elderly man with his shopping went viral.
A passer-by took a picture of PC Chris Stevens walking the pensioner home in Kingsthorpe, Northamptonshire earlier this week.
The elderly man had caught the wrong bus and after finding him leaning against a wall, PC Stevens offered to carry his shopping and walk him home.
The heartwarming picture has since been shared thousands of times across social media, with the officer earning widespread praise for his actions.
Describing the moment he offered to assist the man, PC Stevens said:
Northamptonshire Police said "a lot" of people had contacted the force since the picture emerged.
PC Stevens said while all the recognition was appreciated "it's nothing more than any of my colleagues would have done".
"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."