'A Hug for Love' visits local police departments
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- Sometimes, all you need is a hug.
At 13 years old, Rosalyn Baldwin has been making a difference in police departments by giving out hugs to the officers.
“It feels amazing,” said Rosalyn Baldwin, the founder of A Hug for Love.
With 44 states down and thousands of hugs given out, Baldwin has been making an impact on these departments with just a simple act of kindness.
“And to give us, not only a hug, but a sign of affirmation and respect, that means the world to us,” said Chief Tim Longo, at the University of Virginia Police Department.
By giving out hugs, she hopes to unite all communities and show the humanity our country can have for one another.
“It’s always awesome to be here, it’s a wonderful community, it’s beautiful, and I just like showing support to our officers every now and then,” added Baldwin.
Baldwin also hopes to ignite a new understanding and love for police officers, who have committed their lives to serving and protecting the people and communities in which they serve.
“Cops are people too, they're different people, they're unique. Even though a lot of people put that point in that we have a systemic, not all academies are like that, some academies change their laws,” said Baldwin.
For more information on Baldwin’s nonprofit and to keep up with her travels, click here.