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Free Hugs

Brenda Keesal | Posted 03.16.2015 | Good News
Brenda Keesal

When the short, old, white guy in a blue jacket drops by the café where I write, like clockwork, a couple of beefy regulars shout, jumping out of their seats, and one-by-one, heave their hulking bodies into his arms for a hug.

Photo Of Young Boy Hugging Officer Goes Viral And Becomes 'Icon Of Hope'

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 12.01.2014 | Black Voices

As photos around the web show images of nationwide protests in reaction to the events in Ferguson, Missouri, one particular image has received widespr...

WATCH: Meet The Woman Who Has Hugged More Than 7,000 People

HuffPost Live | Posted 02.11.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Equality TV CEO Lisa Mae Brunson joins HuffPost Live to discuss the healing power of touch and explain how she came to hug more than 7,000 people....

What I Have Learned From Hugging 7,000 People

Lisa Mae Brunson | Posted 04.02.2014 | Impact
Lisa Mae Brunson

I was in awe. This 'simple' act of kindness had the ability to restore life! How many others out there craved love in the form of a hug? How many longed for the touch of another, yet were denied this act of grace?

A Reflection On Giving

Ben Teoh | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Ben Teoh

As a parent, I'm often wondering what my kids will inherit from me. The question for me is less about possessions and more about values, ideas and an understanding of the world. What are the things worth giving to them to guide them as they grow older? What is it that matters?

WATCH: Hugging Strangers In Rome Does Not Go Well

Posted 09.17.2012 | Comedy

Andrew Hales started off with a dream: He wanted to walk up to total strangers and let them know he cares. With a hand-hold. With a hug. With any frie...

Free Hugs And High Fives: One Man's Attempt At Making The World Happier

Bus 52 | Posted 07.30.2012 | Good News
Bus 52

Kemy Joseph cannot walk through the University of Miami campus without being stopped repeatedly. He approaches everyone he passes, offering them a free hug.

Man Confronts Asperger's, Bipolar By Bringing Kindness To World With Free Hugs

Posted 05.15.2012 | Impact

Though living with Asperger’s syndrome makes it difficult for Christopher Webster to interact with strangers, it hasn’t kept him from hugging hund...