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Here's What Happened When Two Cops Walked Down the Street Armed With 'Free Hugs' Signs

"C'mon, bring it in for the real thing!"

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A pair of Delaware police officers were recently dispatched for a special assignment: walk down streets with signs reading, "Free Hugs #HugACop."

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Newark Police Department Officers James Spadola and Aaron Olicker were a conspicuous sight in the town that's home to the University of Delaware — and for the most part, didn't need to coax too much:

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Some may have been in a rush. "No takers?" one of the officers remarked after one woman passed by quickly:

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And yes, even the guys were accommodating:

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Well, not all of them:

"C'mon, bring it in for the real thing!" (Image source: Facebook)

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The department posted a video of the encounters on its Facebook page Thursday and had amassed more than 2.8 million views as of Friday afternoon:

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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