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83-Year Old Woman Walks into a Police Station Looking for a Hug

(Photo: Arvada Police Department)

Mary walked into the police station with a simple request: to hug an officer.

Upset at what she perceives as an uptick in violence against police officers in the US, the 83-year old resident of Arvada, Colorado walked into the Lake Arbor station and asked to hug an officer to thank the police for their work. Officer Steiner was on hand to do his duty. He and his colleagues were emotionally overwhelmed by the moment. KDVR reports:

She walked to her local police station, picked up the phone and told the lady who answered why she was there.

"That I wanted to express my appreciation to what our police people are doing," Mary said.

And after she waited for a minute, "This policeman came out, and, well, the minute he came out, I gave him a hug and told him how much I appreciated what the police people are doing."

-via Huffington Post

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its stories like this that warm the soul and reminds us all to make an effort to be a bit kinder to those who try and protect us from our worst selves
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