Barran’s Bears: How police are spreading cheer to kids. #WATWB

One sheriff’s department is going above and beyond the call of duty, using stuffed animals to comfort kids in traumatic situations. Deputy Turner Barran, of Louisiana’s Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office, talks about the impact of Barran’s Bears.

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  1. This is such a touching story; made me feel all warm and fuzzy, that the police officer who was given a stuffed animal as a kid wanted to pass on the aloha to traumatized kids today. What a beautiful gesture and lovely example of giving back. Thank you, boys and girls in blue! Mahalo for sharing this story.

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    1. You might want to join the group, we write a good will story every week, most post on Saturday. I work on mine during the week and it’s ready to go. You may have too many responsibilities to write one more day. 🙂


  2. This is a wonderful story to cheer the hearts of the young, and the young at heart. Great promo for Sherriffs and the good work they do too. Thanks for sharing and being part of our blogfest, from me and the other cohosts.

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      1. Don’t worry. I’ve already posted the link on your behalf. You need a Facebook account to do it. #WATWB is also very active on Twitter. I’ll try and follow you. If you follow Damyanti on Twitter as well you can direct message us from there.


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