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02 November 2006

Free Hugs, an inspiring story. Please look at this. Really.


Okay, so I was rolling my eyes at the start, but had teared up by the end.
{{{{{ everyone }}}}}
posted by iconomy 02 November | 13:24
I don't like people I don't know touching me, and would be very suspicious of a strange person on the street offering hugs to the general public. Nevertheless, I teared up at the video.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero 02 November | 13:27
Didn't Dave Matthews do a video like this?
posted by jrossi4r 02 November | 13:32
Damn you Specklet, I'm sitting here crying now.
posted by essexjan 02 November | 13:34
TPS, I think in a "free hugs" venue, you should be free to not be hugged, too. Where do I sign?

Oh, wait. Forced hugging is assault. You're covered.
posted by paulsc 02 November | 13:35
I'd do this, if it weren't for the fact that I'd frighten more people than I'd save.

That, and the people who need hugs the most are probably also the germiest (esp. this time of year). Hey, I have a weak constitution. BUT STRONG ARMS!!!!!!!

posted by Eideteker 02 November | 13:38
I'm gonna do this fo rthe Holidays! It's worth a shot.

See? I'm a nice guy....
posted by Joe Famous 02 November | 13:40
Once my office complex had a fair in its courtyard and one table offered hugs. A jolly man who looked kind of like Santa Claus insisted on giving me a hug. Strangely, it wasn't creepy.
posted by halonine 02 November | 13:56
As I was just sitting eating my dinner I thought about why this video affected me so much.

I live alone. I am alone. I am (ulp!) lonely. I miss physical contact with other people. Warm physical contact, I mean, not the commuting scrum which is usually the closest I get to touching another person. Some days the only physical contact I have with another living creature is stroking one of my cats.

If I saw that guy on the street offering Free Hugs I'd be in his arms like a shot.
posted by essexjan 02 November | 13:58
*hugs essexjan, hugs all*
posted by safetyfork 02 November | 14:06
*books plane fare to Essex, brings large sign*

With my luck, I'd end up back in Essex County, NJ. *shudder*
posted by Eideteker 02 November | 14:55
Seems to be catching on.
posted by mudpuppie 02 November | 20:56
A worthy double post.

*misses fris*

*snivels some more, hugs everyone wiping snot off on shoulders*
posted by deborah 03 November | 18:58

Aw, shucks, hugs to all!
posted by croctommy 04 November | 20:22
Esprit d'escalier || I can prove MySpace is over with one link.