Why two firefighters had their nails painted when attending a crash scene

Two firefighters responding to a car crash have left the scene with a makeover after they calmed the nerves of a young girl who was upset over the collision.

Utah’s Chief Allen Hadley and Captain Kevin Lloyd showed off their matching purple manicures on the North Davis Fire District Facebook page on Sunday (local time).

“This is how amazing our firefighters are,” the page boasted.

While nobody was seriously injured in the accident, the first responders noticed the young girl crying as her mother was being evaluated by paramedics.

Firefighters Allen Hadley and Kevin Lloyd showed off their matching manicures after attending to a young girl at an accident. Source: Facebook/North Davis Fire District

Instinct kicked in for Chief Hadley and Captain Lloyd, both fathers of young daughters, when they noticed that the little girl was clutching a bottle of nail polish and asked her if she would paint their nails.

“Within minutes, the child was calmly painting their nails and had forgotten about the accident she had just experienced,” the post read.

The pair have melted the hearts over their kind gesture, with the post of the two in uniform, showing off their purple nails in front of a pickup truck being shared over 6000 times on Facebook.

“What an incredible way to change this girl's memory of a bad accident,” one person responded.

“Tough enough to wear purple and not care, amazing job!” a Facebook user wrote.

“Not all heroes wear capes, thank you for your creativity and service,” another added.

It’s unclear if Chief Hadley and Captain Lloyd were able to kept their freshly manicured nails from smudging at the next call out but colleagues assure them that backup was available.

“You'll be glad to know we now have a large bottle of polish remover in dispatch for the next time,” a coworker said.

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