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Good News - Peace & Freedom - Sometimes a HUG is ALL 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

 

How it all started:

Juan Mann hadbeen living in London when his world turned upside down and he had to return home. By the time my plane landed back in Sydney, all he had left was a carry on bag full of clothes and a world of troubles. No one was there to welcome him back, he really had no place to call home and was just a tourist in his hometown.

Standing there in the arrivals terminal, watching other passengers meeting their waiting friends and family, with open arms and smiling faces, hugging and laughing together, he realised he really wanted someone out there to be waiting for him,  To be happy to see him. To smile at him. To hug him.

So he got some cardboard and a marker and made a sign. He found the busiest pedestrian intersection in the city and held that sign aloft, with the words "Free Hugs" on both sides.

And for 15 minutes, people just stared right through him. The first person who stopped, tapped him on the shoulder and told him how her dog had just died that morning. How that morning had been the one year anniversary of her only daughter dying in a car accident. How what she needed now, when she felt most alone in the world, was a hug. He got down on one knee, they put their arms around each other and when they parted, she was smiling.

Everyone has problems and for sure his didn't  compare,  But to see someone who was once frowning, smile even for a moment, was and is worth it every time.
 

If you haven't seen the YouTube video that incited so much controversy click below: 

FULL STORY HERE

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