At first when they arrived at the North Dakota Highway Patrol office in Grand Fork, some of the bears seemed a little apprehensive. But then when they found out how nice everybody is, they relaxed a little bit.
A few words of explanation. My mother used to collect Teddy Bears, especially white ones. When she died last month, we decided that the bears should come out of retirement and go to work for the Highway Patrol. We bought a few new ones to round out their numbers. They will ride along with patrol officers until some little guy or girl needs a bear hug.
We think it will be a win-win situation.