PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) – 5-year-old Gabe of Portsmouth started a bit of a movement hugging police officers.
Gabe and his mom, Tosha, were out looking for Pokemon when he instead found a policeman. Gabe asked if he could hug the officer and mom snapped a picture, posted it on Facebook and that is how Hug A Cop began.
The Portsmouth Police Department shared the image with the hashtags #ToshaAndGabe and #HugACop. Pretty soon people all over the area, and even the country, were hugging police officers and posting the pictures on social media. Gabe set out to hug police from each of our seven cities and his innocent kindness has touched the hearts of many who protect and serve.