5-year-old surprises entire police station after he walks in with inspiring sign around his neck

Rebelander Basilan
Apr 04, 2018
02:56 P.M.
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A little boy decided to do something to help after a violent protest in the street.


As reported by Liftable, Jayden Hooker gave the cops donuts and hugs. The 5-year-old boy wore a small sign that said “Free Hugs” around his neck.

The police officers at one Charlotte, North Carolina station were moved to tears by his gesture.

A very socially aware child, Hooker knew of all of the tension between the community and the police department. One night, he was woken up by the sounds of violence in the streets.

Hooker got scared during the protests. But he was also scared for the police officers because he knew they're getting injured.


The little boy concocted a plan and asked his mother to take him to the police station.

“I took donuts to the police station,” Jayden said.

His mother also helped him make a sign that said “Free Hugs.” He wore it around his neck as he entered the police station. The cops were surprised and they met him with open arms.


“I’m happy the police officers didn’t get really hurt. I want you to stay safe and I don’t want anybody to hurt you," the little boy explained.

Though Hooker didn't know the cops, his instincts told him that they were most likely hurting inside.

WBTV reported that Hooker became interested in hugging after he watched videos from the "Free Hugs Project."

The project was founded by Ken Nwadike Jr., from Los Angeles. They have millions of followers that include Hooker.

Ken began hugging people as a way to spread the love all over the world.

When he saw Hooker's story in the news, he decided to go to Charlotte just to meet him. He also wanted to get a free hug from the little boy.

Hooker said that meeting Ken was a dream come true because he considered him as a hero.