Free Hugs

I found a new blogging friend….Mindi at wordtoyourmother. (And those of you who are prudish – you know who you are – consider yourself warned – she is more liberal than you)

Here is the youtube video of the year that she just posted. I love it…it touched my heart. I am normally not a huggy person, but I may have been converted. Powerful stuff here.

P.S. Mindi, I didn’t just give you this shout out because of your Omgirl post. Believe it or not, I read hers after I posted this one. It’s a weird weird blogging world…we are all a bunch of sheep!



  1. I had heard about this…I didn’t know about the petition though. Very neat! I liked that song too…who’s heard of the “sick puppies?”Would you have hugged him? I think I would have.

  2. Gosh…I know that I am a little tired right now…but…this short clip made me cry. As I watched I thought..”What if this were Christ in disquise?” I ask myself, “What am I doing to promote happiness and love in our world today?” I am going to the dentist today, one of my least favorite things to do…ugggh! I will make sure to hug my dentist. Hey, for me this is the best place to start! Hug someone that doesn’t expect it today!

  3. HEY!!! looooooove the shout out–yes, it’s funny how all great minds think alike. but you made me all warm and fuzzy anyway.btw, my fav part of that is that i was defined as “liberal”…..wahoo!!!! a mormon liberal is EXACTLY what i could call myself. i’ll say it loud and proud! hope i don’t burn anyone’s eyes if they come over….that would be rock, alice willis gold! glad that we’ve “met”!!

  4. I’m all for hugging friends and family or someone who’s made a significant impact on your life. But I just would not be interested in body-to-body contact with a stranger holding a sign. Hugs are too personal. Maybe free smiles. Free handshakes. Free “how-do-you-do”s.

  5. Wow this video is so touching,it made me cry. Very nice idea to propagate love and happiness throughout the world.May 4th to 10th is marked as < HREF="" REL="nofollow">Hug holiday week.<>…So why not pamper every ones by taking them in our arms and giving them a warm squeeze.(((((HUGS)))))

  6. I’ve seen this clip several times on YouTube and my sister has it on her Facebook. I’ve always thought that it would be so cool to be a part of something like that. THEN when Logan and I went to conference…there were two people standing outside with ‘free hug’ signs! I was pretty excited. I think that Logan thought I was silly but I hugged them anyway!

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