As the country grapples with a tragic murder, a heartwarming gesture by New Zealand Police might just make your day.
Aucklander Muirie Cook watched as police stopped traffic on Monday morning to help a group of ducklings cross the highway.
The kind gesture Ms Cook captured took place at around 9am on Auckland's Northwestern Motorway by the St Luke's off-ramp, she said.
In the image, a police car can be seen parked across a motorway lane as a group of about five ducklings cross the road, huddled together.
She told WeatherWatch she just couldn't resist snapping a photo of the ducklings being protected by the police car.
"The police car herded them across three lanes of traffic," she said. "It took a good few minutes because they kept darting back or stopping.
"Everyone was just stopped watching - it was a lovely moment."
She said she didn't see a mother duck with the ducklings.
A similar incident happened last year when a Whakatāne resident caught the adorable moment a police officer and a member of the public escorted a mother duck and her brood across the road.
"It's something to make people smile for the day," Marylou Bruys, who captured the video, told Newhsub at the time.