Nitro the 2-year-old Dutch Shepherd is a rookie K9 officer with the Gulf Shores Police Department in Alabama. The physically fit pup recently showed off his push-up skills in a viral video with two of his fellow officers.
Just 7 seconds long, the clip has spread like wildfire with more than 1 million views since it was posted on November 18.
Not only is Nitro’s video adorable, it also serves an important purpose as part of the #9PMRoutine movement.
The Pasco County, Florida Sheriff’s Office started the hashtag as a way to remind citizens to perform a few simple tasks each evening to protect themselves from becoming victims of crime.
The hashtag first appeared on Twitter and Facebook in September of 2016 and has since caught on nationally with police departments across the country using it in fun, creative ways.
We think Nitro and his partners definitely win the award for cutest public service announcement! Do you agree?