Friday Fun Link – Free Hugs Campaign (October 13, 2006)

Sometimes, a hug is all what we need. Free hugs
is a real life controversial story of Juan Mann, A man whos sole
mission was to reach out and hug a stranger to brighten up their lives.

In this age of social disconnectivity and lack of human contact, the effects of the Free Hugs campaign became phenomenal.

As
this symbol of human hope spread accross the city, police and officials
ordered the Free Hugs campaign BANNED. What we then witness is the true
spirit of humanity come together in what can only be described as awe
inspiring.

In the Spirit of the free hugs campaign, PASS THIS TO A FRIEND and HUG A STRANGER!

After all, If you can reach just one person…

(Thanks to Linda B. for the forward!)

Comments 4

  1. Anonymous wrote:

    That was kind of lovely, although it can be difficult to do something like this, when we've all been trained to be so cynical and suspicious of each other. Today, I found myself suspicious of the Firemen giving away free Smoke Alarms in the UCC…Firemen…I did get one, but what does that initial trepidation say about me? I dunno.
    Wow, that's a lot of deep thought for a Friday, lol.

    Posted 14 Oct 2006 at 12:07 am
  2. Anonymous wrote:

    Speaking of being suspicious of firefighters, I forget to mention the wonderful shot right at the end of the piece. I won't ruin it but it's very appropriate.

    Posted 14 Oct 2006 at 1:27 am
  3. Anonymous wrote:

    when my 16yr old daughter, yes LUCY (!) saw this she groaned and contorted her face — so contrived, so obviously pulling at yr heartstrings, the music too…as if anyone would hug a stranger — that's so creepy!! And half the YouTUbe things are fake anyway, probably just a self-promo for that sucky band! how could you FALL for something like that!!!
    then I proposed I'd hang in the Passageway of the London Public Library with a FREE HUGS sign this weekend (to celebrate the return to SUNDAY OPENING?!) and she looked horrified…& would it work as well with a woman?! What we need is a FREE HUGS team!!!!
    In fact I'll be spending my Sunday a.m. in the Lord Roberts PS Gardens, a naturalized, greened school yard that had the vision 12 yrs ago to rip up some of the asphalt that dominates and defines our children's outdoor spaces at public schools — and they put in TREES for shade, and native grasses and flowers.
    http://www.reforestlondon.ca/news/success_lordroberts.htm
    ANd now the School Board is celebrating this with one hand (these gardens will be featured in a prof development day tour for other schools considering greening their yards)– while beating the hell out of the Project with the other (threatening parents involved in the Naturalization Project with claims to charge for delivery of commercially obtained woodchips because they turned away free City woodchips — a source used for 10 years; telling teachers they can no longer compost because of “air quality” in the classrooms ?!)
    Your sentimental, teary-eyed, seein'the world through rose-colored glasses correspondent, Linda B.

    Posted 14 Oct 2006 at 3:18 pm
  4. Anonymous wrote:

    I think we should do this outside the GRC. Offer hugs to first-term students who just finished their 503 lit searches! (Is that how you spell “searches”? It looks funny. Sounds funny too – “Ser-ches”)
    Uhm, back to family history narratives…

    Posted 14 Oct 2006 at 8:19 pm

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