This little “officer” is spreading love to nursing homes across Kansas City, Kansas.
Oliver Davis, 7, has been giving out hugs, flowers and tickets for being "too cute" to elderly patients in nursing homes.
The idea came from having a conversation with his mom, Brandi Davis, about what it means to be a police officer.
“Oliver believes he is a real police officer. One day we were discussing what a policeman’s job is and I explained how they are there to help people,” said Davis.
Oliver then had the idea to pick up flowers and hand them out to patients at his grandmother’s nursing home.
“After the first nursing home he was hooked,” said Davis, “At the first nursing home he said, 'Is it OK to give them a hug?' And I said, 'Absolutely!'”
Two years later, Oliver continues to visit two nursing homes a week across Overland Park in Kansas City.
He spends about two to three hours handing out flowers and giving hugs. Davis said that he has handed out 15,000 flowers in the past year alone. Oliver even wears a police uniform when visiting the nursing homes.
And the impact can't be denied.
“We have people cry when they hug him and not want to let him go," Davis said. "We have to pry him out of their arms."