What happens when two police officers walk down the street with signs that say "Free Hugs"?

The Newark Delaware Police Department released a heartwarming video on their Facebook page that answers that question.

In the video, which already has nearly 5 million views, Corporal James Spadola and Officer First Class Aaron Olicker offer hugs to anyone who wants them.

Spadola explained that he came up with the #HugACop idea because there has been so much negative news surrounding police.

"I just wanted to come up with a positive time between the police and the citizens," Spadola said.

Watch the feel-good video below.

What happens when two NPD officers walk down Main Street with signs that say “Free Hugs”? #HugACopFilmed and edited by: Tia Hill NPD Officers: Cpl. James Spadola and Ofc. Aaron Olicker

Posted by Newark Delaware Police Department on Thursday, May 14, 2015


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