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Girl Spreads Love, Hugs to Talbot County First Responders

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EASTON, Md. - There were hugs galore from one very caring girl.

"Our heroes are getting hurt and I want to do this," said seven year-old, Rosalyn Baldwin.

Rosalyn has made it her mission to spread infectious hugs across all fifty states. On Wednesday morning, Maryland became her seventeenth.

First responders from all of Talbot County's agencies and Maryland State Police each received one of Rosalyn's special hugs. Her mom says those hugs come with a message.

"She sees the goodness in police officers. She sees what they do," Baldwin said. "They're community leaders and she wants to take part and show her love to them."

Rosalyn along with Baldwin and little brother, Phillip, have been travelling since January.

It all started when Rosalyn learned about officer deaths in Texas and Louisiana.

"She said, 'Those could have been my friends, fathers, and mothers - I can't. Mom, I've got to show love, so this is what she's doing,'" Baldwin said.

Sheriff Joe Gamble says it's a show of love that first responders like him really need.

"We usually don't have mornings like that where people just want to hug us, especially little ones," he said.

She's a hero for the heroes.

"They're actually helping us and not trying to do bad stuff," Rosalyn said. "Some police officers are bad, but there's mostly good."

Rosalyn has a GoFundMe page that has raised nearly $9,000 so far. Donations made to her GoFundeMe are used for her and her family's lodging and travel expenses. 

Bladwin says Rosalyn's next visit will be in Delaware.

More information can be found on her website.





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