BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – She’s a small girl on a big mission. Rosalyn Baldwin has a goal of hugging police officers in all 50 states, and she is well on her way. Carly Laing sat down with her for our Gold Standard.
We all know the golden rule: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. It’s a standard Rosalyn Baldwin lives by. This 11-year-old Louisiana girl is known for her heart of gold and her warm hugs.
“If you hug someone that’s what you’re telling them. You’re important, I love you,” said Rosalyn.
A sign of love she wants to give to law enforcement agencies in all 50 states.
“I actually figured out how to show them that love, it’s by hugging and basically giving them the idea that they are loved,” said Rosalyn.
It all started back in 2016 after five police officers were shot in Dallas.
“It really affected her tremendously. While she was working through that, she really had this call, this mission, which we believe comes from a divine source, to go spread love throughout the nation,” said Rosalyn’s dad, Errick Baldwin.
It was a tragedy that soon struck close to home when three officers were shot and killed weeks later in Baton Rouge, making the vision for this big idea even more clear.
“It certainly showed us that no one is immune to the type of violence that it can infiltrate the community and how broken our communities can be and there is a great, great need for healing and true unity,” said Baldwin.
It’s been five years since she started her mission. She’s visited 39 states and counting.
“I want to give a bunch of people one final hug. Then it’s up to God to decide,” said Rosalyn.
Rosalyn is still giving hugs, leaving a little love and hope for the future.
“Just thanking God that he’s blessed really everyone, but in this instance, our daughter,” said Baldwin.
If you would like to learn more about Rosalyn’s story you can visit her website by clicking HERE.