The holiday spirit is infectious, it seems, even for police officers. And, after watching this video, we're quite sure that the driver and passenger of the Mercedes-Benz G55 AMG are thankful that the Thanksgiving spirit spread long and far enough to cover a speeding ticket in exchange for a blip of the throttle.

After pulling the two men over, the unnamed police officer, who appears to be writing the ticket as he's making conversation, asks the driver what kind of car he's driving. After finding out what it is, what it's powered by and how expensive it is, he casually tells the in-car duo to slow down and drive safely... but not before opining that he's underpaid by the police force.

Now that the video is going viral (it had been on YouTube, but has since been removed by the user), we're curious as to whether or not the officer will be reprimanded for being so lenient or saying anything negative about his job. You'll have to click on over to The Mirror in the UK to see the the footage, but feel free to come back and let us know in the Comments whether you think this is just a cop being cool on Thanksgiving (that'd be our vote) or if he should have ticketed the driver.

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      Returns the favour by putting up the video with the cop's face in full view. What a swell guy.
      • 1 Year Ago
      I wish idiots like this would at least start to protect the identity of the officer before showing this to the world. Simple video editing.
      • 1 Year Ago
      Cop is being nice, letting a guy have a happy Thanksgiving and this goof posts a video on-line? I wish he considered the backlash he'd get from the safety lunatics who will be up and arms about corrupt police force and how they let the rich get away with speeding, etc etc. Modern society is so insecure and emotionally no better than a 5 year old.
      Greg Najduch
      • 1 Year Ago
      I got pulled over recently(I drive a late model Subaru, nothing special) and the police officer was extremely polite, and professional. He did have me do a field sobriety test because it was so late at night, but I passed of course and was let go without fault. Not all cops are dicks, and there is no such thing as a routine traffic stop. This coming from a combat veteran attached to an MP company in the Army.
      • 1 Year Ago
      Sucks that they are showing the face of the cop. Latter on, lets not complain about dickish cops
      Devin Baker
      • 1 Year Ago
      Wow... really nice of them to post this after he was so friendly to them. What a real stand-up couple of guys.
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Devin Baker
        Highly doubt they did this thinking it would have any negative impact on the officer.
      • 1 Year Ago
      cool cop, hope he does not get reprimanded or lose his job. they should have blurred out his face as a courtesy and favour
      Judah Richardson
      • 1 Year Ago
      Super cool cop, wish there were more like him.
      • 1 Year Ago
      There's goes the generous cop... Thanks for uploading... Dumass...
      anonymous guy
      • 1 Year Ago
      It would be interesting if it turned out the vehicle was stolen and the officer didn't run the plates or the driver's license number. I've been let go with a warning, but never without the officer verifying my information and/or checking for priors (of which, I have none).
      • 1 Year Ago
      Hopefully this cool cop will not be forced to quit.
      G Prodigy
      • 1 Year Ago
      GEEZE blurr the mans face out! -_-
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