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Officer sees crying girl at Mardi Gras parade, gives her up-close encounter with riders

3 weeks 6 hours 39 minutes ago Tuesday, March 05 2019 Mar 5, 2019 March 05, 2019 11:51 AM March 05, 2019 in News
Source: WBRZ

NEW ORLEANS - While Mardi Gras can be fun for the whole family, it can be difficult for children to go up for beads along some of the more well-known parade routes.

On Tuesday, a New Orleans cop spotted a 7-year-old girl crying because she was having a particularly difficult time catching beads at the Zulu parade. After hearing about her troubles, Officer Walter Edmond picked her up from behind the barricade and brought her in for a closer look at the floats.

After the girl finished collecting a plethora of throws from one of the stopped floats, Edmond brought her back to her family with a smile on her face.

NOPD later praised Edmond on social media for his kind gesture.

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