Love was in the air – the love of sugar, that is – on Valentine’s Day during the “Sweets & Selfies” event sponsored by the PUPP (Police Uniting with Pediatric Patients) program. On Feb. 14, patients – including Elizabeth Rufo, below, with McGruff the Crime Dog, and Haley Osborn, 12, above, with officer Matthew McGue – and their families joined MGH police officers to decorate cupcakes with pink, red and white frosting and top them with heart sprinkles and conversation heart candies. McGruff made an appearance to take selfie photos, complete with Valentine-themed photo booth props. The PUPP program is a partnership between MGH Police, Security and Outside Services and the Massachusetts General Hospital Child Life & Pediatric Integrative Therapies Program.

This article was originally published in the 02/22/19 Hotline issue.