A young Tasmanian man was reunited with the two police officers who got him home safely, then left him an unforgettable selfie on his phone.
"So was just looking through my phone and turns out these good cops took some banger selfies after they took me home. " Reece Park wrote in his Facebook post along with the now ubiquitous image.
In addition to spreading across Facebook, where Tasmania Police would later find and repost the image, the picture of constables Natalie Siggins and Jeremy Blyth smiling away as Park gives up in the background also found its way onto Reddit, gaining further notoriety on the Australia subreddit.
Constables Natalie Siggins and Jeremy Blyth with the phone’s very drunk owner Reece Park in the background
"We got called to a taxi. Sam was a little bit unresponsive, didn't know where he lived," Blyth told the hosts of the Australia morning show "Sunrise."
"He wasn't saying much, so we tried to locate where he was. We were lucky enough to figure out his address."
Noting Park's degree of intoxication, Siggins and Blyth not only helped him into bed but waited around until a friend came home to make sure he was in good hands. That was when they decided to document the incident.
The three were reunited Sunday morning on Australia’s “Sunrise.”
"Because he was a bit worse for wear, our officers took the opportunity to record the moment with a selfie in the likely event he could not remember how he got home," Senior Sgt. Craig Fox said in a statement.
While discussing the relative frequency with which Tasmanian police have to deal with people who pass out in taxis, one of the "Sunrise" hosts commented that it "must be annoying."
Siggins responded, "No, of course not, it's all part of the service, making sure everyone gets home safe."
For his part, Park didn't seem ready to seriously consider whether the incident has made him rethink going out and getting drunk, enigmatically stating, "Dunno."