7-year-old on a mission to hug police officers in all 50 states

Posted at 5:36 PM, Jun 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-07 18:22:02-04

One Hammond, LA girl wants to show her appreciation for law enforcement across the country.

7-year-old Rosalyn Baldwin is on a quest to hug police officers in all 50 states.

According to her website, Rosalyn’s mission is to journey throughout the country as a beacon of light, love and joy.  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. 

She has been to 12 states so far, but hopes to get to all 50.

"We see a lot of bad things throughout the day, but to have someone come from another state just to give us a hug? Amazing," one Missouri officer said.

The next stop on her journey is Kansas.

You can keep up with Rosalyn's journey on her website or her Facebook page.