From generating awareness about traffic rules to announcing COVID-19 restrictions, Mumbai Police has managed to reach a wide audience with its witty and funny posts on social media. Therefore, it came as no surprise that the police department, on Thursday, had the perfect response to a Twitter user who had an unusual predicament. A Mumbai resident, Ashwin Vinod, tagged the department and wrote, “What sticker should I use in order to go out and meet my girlfriend? I miss her,” followed by a pensive face emoticon. The question was in connection to the coloured stickers that Mumbai Police decided to use for essential vehicles to enable better traffic regulation.
Responding to the tweet, the Mumbai Police said, “We understand it’s essential for you sir but unfortunately it doesn’t fall under our essentials or emergency categories! Distance makes the heart grow fonder and currently, you healthier.”
They further added, “We wish you a lifetime together. This is just a phase.”
We understand it’s essential for you sir but unfortunately it doesn’t fall under our essentials or emergency categories!
Distance makes the heart grow fonder & currently, you healthier
— Mumbai Police (@MumbaiPolice) April 22, 2021
Twitter users were extremely impressed with the response and applauded Mumbai Police for their quick, gentle and calm responses to the varied queries thrown at them.
Actor Harshvardhan Rane retweeted the conversation and wrote, “So sweet.”
So sweet ♥️ https://t.co/bfDy8hrc3X
— Harshvardhan Rane (@harsha_actor) April 22, 2021
Thanking them for their diligence, one user said, “Very thoughtful reply in these trying times. Each person has their own essentials. Please keep us engaged with witty responses and we are forever grateful for your service! You take care of Mumbai like no one else does! All of you stay safe and healthy!”
Very thoughtful reply in these trying times. Each person has their own essentials. Please keep us engaged with witty responses and we are forever grateful for your service! You take care of Mumbai like no one else does! All of you stay safe and healthy!????????
— Satyan Israni (@MurgMakhaniRox) April 22, 2021
Another user applauded the department’s sense of humour in these tough times. He wrote, “Hahhahaha Brilliant Reply! Kudos to Mumbai police and the excellent sense of humour!”
Hahhahaha Brilliant Reply ! Kudos to Mumbai police and the excellent sense of humour !!!????
— Ronakk Kanti Rughani (@RonakRughani1) April 22, 2021
Most users said kindness is indeed needed in abundance these days.
Very thoughtful of you to reply with such kindness and understanding. Tough times sometimes need kindness in abundance.
— Vandana Mahajan (@oceanblue11oct) April 22, 2021
Take a look at some of the other reactions to the conversation.
Lets be together in this fight – lifetime together ????
— Jitu ???? (@jituk9) April 22, 2021
You guys rock.Every mumbaikar and every country men will never be able to pay you guys back what for what ALL of you are doing to keep us safe.Least we can do is be at home & let you work at ease.
May GOD be with all of you folks who are keeping this nation safe.
— Lalit Tufchi (@lalittufchi) April 22, 2021
Very witty reply. Indeed very apt. Nice to know Mumbai police has sense of Humour.
— Rekh Paul (@RekhPaul) April 22, 2021
Humour Policing at its best!! Thanks a lot for keeping us safe from every threat and keeping our energy high by posting these awesome quirky responses!!!! We are so proud of you!! Salute to you!
— Amartya Sarkar (@Amartya50717178) April 22, 2021
Wow what a reply, Hats off mumbai police
— Bandraboy???? (@NicholaiFernan2) April 22, 2021
Just weeks ago, the police department used the ‘Don’t Rush Challenge’ to spread awareness about traffic rules. Tell us what you think about Mumbai Police and their social media game.
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