free hugs

drop-in valentine's

Yesterday was Valentine’s Day, in case you didn’t already know. While I was at the Drop In Centre, two people came in with big signs offering free hugs. I thought this was pretty cool, so I pulled out my camera and started shooting. I’ve never just pulled out my camera there before, not like that, but I couldn’t miss the opportunity.

As it turns out, the huggers also volunteer at the centre, during the week. The woman who led the free hugs (sadly I didn’t get any good shots of her) ended up helping us serve the meal, because somehow we seemed short-handed. Anyways, she told me that she first saw the free hugs idea on youtube, and she was just really touched by it, so she wanted to do it herself, and on V-day. She said a few people said it was exactly what they needed.

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