What can you get for free? February 24, 2008Posted by Georgete in black-and-white photos, People, Photography, Point of view, travel, Trips.
I’ve spent some time watching this guy offering hugs for free at The Pike Place Market, in Seattle, WA. Needless to say he was very successful.
He told me that he is part of a worldwide movement called “Free Hugs Campaign,” which is aimed at reaching out and hugging strangers to brighten up their lives. I got intrigued by that and decided to find more about this movement.
According to its website, the campaign is an international kindness initiative that has spread to over 80 countries around the world. It seems like the campaign has been very successful, though police and officials had ordered the Free Hugs campaign banned in the past.
“Its all okay now,” they say. However, before embarking on your “Hugathon,” make sure you check your local laws and visit their website for more information. You will also find interesting stories in videos, photos and Forums.
If you are serious about becoming a professional hugger, you can download the “Illustrated Guide to Free Hugs.”