Emotional photo shows Louisiana girl hugging deputy who gave her special gift

(FOX NEWS) A 6-year-old girl who survived open heart surgery before her family lost nearly everything they owned in the devastating Louisiana floods got a special gift from a caring sheriff's deputy: a small, stuffed dinosaur.

The girl's relatives said the gift meant the world to her, KSLA reported. The family snapped a photo of Aubree Wise giving a big hug to Bossier Parish Deputy Ryan Rhodes over the weekend and posted it online.

Rhodes and other deputies had been patrolling Baton Rouge-area cities and towns including Denham Springs, where the Wise family lives.

He said he noticed the girl playing outside and remembered he had a stuffed dino in the back of his patrol car. "I said, 'well I'm not going to need it, she lost everything, she'd appreciate it more than I would.' So I just turned around went back and brought it to somebody who could use it."

How did she react? "She looked at me and she said 'rar' in my face."

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