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By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - A paramedic can be an angel during a disaster, but today they looked a little more like cupid delivering a little bit of Valentine's Day cheer at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital.

Four Dougherty County Paramedics made the rounds on the pediatric floor at Phoebe. Stuffed animals and other toys were handed out to patients as small as newborns and for the nurses who can sometimes be a child at heart.

"The citizens of Dougherty County Call us via 911 during some of their most trying and desperate times so being able to reach out to the community and just give them a little uplift and let them know that we're there in good times as well as the bad," said Dougherty County EMT Roy Evans. 

"Everyday's a difficult day to be in the hospital for families and their children, but especially on holidays and Valentines day is a holiday," said Phoebe R. N. Manager Jewell Farr.

In addition to the holiday treats children who were old enough also received a safety coloring book from the paramedics. The group took up a collection to buy the gifts and hope to do more outreach in the future.

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