Hugs in Houston: Girl on mission to show love to an officer in every state makes H-town stop

HOUSTON – A little girl who travels around the country to spread joy to different police departments is set to visit Houston police Monday.

“I’m hugging the police officers. That’s what I’m doing,” said 7-year-old Rosalyn Baldwin.

Baldwin's mission is called "Rosalyn Loves." Her goal is to hug a police officer in every state. On her website, she said she wishes to, "Unite communities by demonstrating her sincere love and appreciation for those who have committed their lives to serving and protecting the people of our nation." 

“God sent me on this mission of love,” said Rosalyn. “He said, ‘Rosalyn, you need to help these police officers.’”

“When she hugs them, hugs the police officers, they say that a lot, there’s something different in her hug cause she really means it and she’s really praying for them,” said mother Alicia Baldwin.

Rosalyn’s idea came to life after five Dallas police officers were killed last year. She also prayed for Houston residents during Hurricane Harvey.

She gave out hugs at the Houston Police Academy Monday morning.

Rosalyn had the opportunity to meet Houston police Chief Art Acevedo.

“It feels like heaven on earth. We come to work for children. This is the future of our country,” said Acevedo. “I think it just recharges all of our batteries.”

Texas is the 25th state on her list. She is expected to spend about a week in the Lone Star state. Her next stop is Dallas.

You can follow Rosalyn on Facebook and donate to her GoFundMe page.

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