Viral sorrow over burnt Krispy Kreme truck lands Ky. police free doughnuts

Two days after the Lexington PD mourned the loss of a Krispy Kreme doughnut truck, Krispy Kreme delivered fresh doughnuts to the officers


Richard Tribou
Orlando Sentinel

LEXINGTON, Ky. — The sadness may have not been real, but the consolation doughnuts were.

Two days after police officers in Lexington, Kentucky, mourned the loss of a Krispy Kreme doughnut truck, Krispy Kreme delivered fresh doughnuts to officers from the Lexington Police Department.

Some police officers in Kentucky that posed for photos expressing sorrow in front of the charred remains of a burnt-out Krispy Kreme truck had their misery placated with free doughnuts from the company.

It began when photos were posted to the Lexington Police Department’s Twitter and Facebook pages on Dec. 31 showing various states of sorrow in front of the truck that caught fire.

“No Words” read the social media posts, that were shared more than 100,000 times between the two platforms. The posts received national attention with other law enforcement agencies offering their condolences.

Krispy Kreme on Tuesday promised in a tweet, “We’re thinking of you during this difficult time...and have more doughnuts on the way!”

According to the Lexington Herald-Leader, those doughnuts were delivered on Wednesday.

A followup post on Facebook from the police department read, “The Lexington Police Department has been blown away by the positive messages and support received in the wake of the New Year’s Eve Doughnut Truck Fire. The impact of that tragedy was felt not just across the country, but around the globe. We are grateful to so many who helped ease the pain of a doughnut-sized hole in our hearts.”

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