Click Click Expose

October 20, 2007

Have you hugged someone today!!

Filed under: click click expose,gay,GLBT,homosexual,lesbian,News,Planet Q TV — ccevideo @ 10:27 pm

So we go through life in our own little bubble – not trusting anyone or anything. We are afraid of the guy or gal who is across the street, we don’t want to make eye contact with the person who passes us by or we are afraid to offer a smile and a hello to a total stranger. It’s a shame that we live in a world like that.

So along comes a guy named Juan Mann – down on his luck, forced to move back to his home in Australia from London and things seem to be going downhill for him. What he needed most was someone to listen too, someone to talk too and someone just to give him a hug and wish him well. Thus he started the “free hugs” campaign. He held up a sign and offered free hugs to anyone who wanted one. For more than 15 minutes, people ignored him unsure of his motives or who he was. Then one young lady who was having a bad day needed a hug and got one. She left feeling better with a smile on her face. That one hug, led to another hug, which led to another hug – male or female, young or old, white or black – the simplest expression of gratitude and warmth was given freely to anyone who wanted it. CHECK OUT THIS VIDEO!

Here are the facts after some 13 months after this “free hugs” campaign was started:

Do you know that he was banned by the police and city officials for giving out free hugs because he didn’t have a 25 million dollar liability policy. He got a petition with 10,000 signatures on it to get the city to allow him to give out free hugs. This campaign has been all over the country and all over the world. There are cities, schools and counties that are trying to ban free hugs. AS A SOCIETY, HAVE WE BECOME SO PARANOID, SO DISTANT, SO UNCARING THAT GIVING SOMEONE A HUG IS A BAD THING?

This video to me is wonderful. It is a great idea and can really show how caring people can be. I hope you will be inspired to hug someone today. Whether its a stranger or your closes friend, we all can use a hug.

Thomas

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