7-year-old girl wants to hug police officers in 50 states

Posted at 3:41 AM, Jun 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-10 03:41:12-04

NEBRASKA CITY, NE (KOLN/CNN) - One very special girl is on a mission. She wants to hug police officers in all 50 states.

Rosalyn Baldwin, 7, is touching the hearts of officers one state at a time, and today she checked off the Cornhusker State.

"She's always hugged police officers for as long as she could walk," Angie, Roslayn’s mother, said.

After hearing about shootings in Texas and Baton Rouge, Rosalyn decided something had to be done.

She is going to hug police officers in all 50 states. 

Today she is in Nebraska City.

"It warms your heart it really does, it helps people to know that this is why we do what we do, we want to help people we want to be a part of our communities we serve," Sgt. Benjamin Murry said.

Rosalyn explained why she chose hugs

"Because that's the best thing of all, make them feel blessed," Rosalyn Baldwin said. "God told me to go on this little adventure and hug police because of all they've done for us, they even risk their lives sometimes."

So far, they have visited 15 states. 

It's going to be a long journey, but her mom said it's worth it.

"I see what she does and i see her face light up when she hugs them and she's with them," Angie Baldwin said. 

Rosalyn is heading to Chicago tomorrow.

Her mom said they hope to hug all 50 states in 18 months.

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