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Traffic stopper

Is this the kind of story that makes you go, "Awwww"?

An awesome Indiana police officer is making sure that no one gets left behind -- not even stuffed members of the family.

Last Saturday, Jason Cullum of the Evansville Police Department spied a teddy bear on the interstate on his way to work. But instead of driving by, he stopped traffic to pick it up, according to Good Morning America.

"I know how important those are to kids," Cullum told GMA. "We carry teddy bears in our car because we know when we talk to kids having a bad time, if you give them a teddy bear it helps them relax and makes them feel better."

A dashcam video shows Cullum halting in the middle of the interstate to retrieve the bear from the road. He then hands it over to the family of Nikki Mayo, the bear's 8-year-old owner.

That was my first reaction, Most people's, probably. But on further reflection, do we really want to call it awesome that he stopped traffic, risking an accident and possibly even a fatality for a teddy bear? The kid can get another stuffed animal. Life is a little harder to come by. Was it really worth the risk?