Melvyn Amrine wasn’t going to let Alzheimer’s get in the way of a tradition he’d maintained every Mother’s Day since his wife Doris gave birth to their first child. So, the day before Mother’s Day this year, Melvyn left home to buy his wife flowers.

However, Melvyn typically requires assistance to walk around the block, so when his wife discovered him missing, she immediately called police. Officers found Melvyn two miles from home and told their dispatchers they were returning him to his wife.

But the officers recognized that Melvyn was on a mission, so they took a detour on the way home, going above and beyond to ensure his mission was completed…