Saturday, October 07, 2006

Free Hugs



To offset my previous hate-filled rant - a little love.
Bet you cry.
Read about Free Hugs here.

37 comments:

Lushy said...

I cried when the little old lady stopped to give him a hug.

Lushy said...

Yep. Watched it again. Cried again.

ChickyBabe said...

This video was shot in Sydney, Australia. Pitt St Mall to be exact. Thought you might like to know :).

Bill said...

Totally wonderful. Thank you!

MoDigli said...

That was awesome. Especially when that very first little old lady touched his cheek after they hugged and it went from black and white, to filled with color. Lovely.

Isn't it amazing how we humans can spread whatever we want - love or hate. Peace or war.

We need more "free hugs" folks!

Flounder said...

I tried doing something similar to that once, but my sign read "Free Breast Fondling".

It didn't work out so good.

yournamehere said...

Couldn't they have used a better song? And I think that guy was stealing wallets.

And didn't you have a different post here last night? Or am I crazy?

Brookelina said...

Lushy - but it's such a good cry.

Chicky - I know! That makes it even better.

Bill - you're welcome.

MoMo - that's my favorite part, the way she touches his cheek. So sweet.

Flounder - maybe it would have worked better if the sign had read "Free Breast Exams."

Todd - I like the song. He was not stealing wallets. I changed my post. Yes, you are crazy.

Monkey said...

Oh my. Not only did I tear up, I got goosebumps on the back of my neck.

I have to watch it again.

Thank you.

Lisa said...

That was awesome!

FindingHeart said...

Brooke, I saw this and started a post about it also. Found in the process a guy in Canada, a Yo uTube of a guy in Tel Aviv, and was told about a lady in India called the Hugging Saint whom people stand in line for hours to get a hug.

Maybe a few of these famous huggers can go to 1600 Pennsylvania and change the world? Ha!

Peace, sister.

leesepea said...

I wore a sign around my neck that read "Free Hugs" at a Phish concert once. I can't even begin to count the number of hugs I shared! It was a really cool experience, but I have to admit I was completely spaced out at the time.

It's cool to see people doing it out in the real world, and getting such a great response.

Tits McGee said...

AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!

Let's make out.

The Dummy said...

Cute. I'm gonna have to pass this one on. It's about time we see and read about something in our everday lives to make us smile instead of angry.

edee said...

that was great.

WhiteBoyBob said...

Nice to see the world isn't totally full of narcs. Man!

Seriously though, that's going to be doing the rounds at work tomorrow.

Cincysundevil said...

So I'll be down shortly to collect my hug in person ;)

Brookelina said...

Monkey - goosebumps = good.

Lisa - I agree!

FH - at this point anything is possible. Ha!

Leesepea - so you started this phenomenon? You should be so proud!

Tits - I was planning on that for your birthday. And some groping.

Dummy - that is exactly why I posted it, and why I'm leaving it up for a while. We need some good news for a change.

Edee - I agree.

Richard - good. Spread the love.

Cincy - promises promises.

Übermilf said...

I didn't cry.

Knitty Kitty said...

hmmm.... I was just about to say, thats australia!!

Erin O'Brien said...

People hug me all the time. They kiss me and touch me and shit.

I am weird.

Hello?

Egan said...

I liked your previous post.

BV said...

I need a hug.

Egan said...

Okay, I got around to watching the video and reading the article. Good stuff and what a great idea. I love hugs, and not drugs, but sadly am not creative enough to think of a clever idea like this. What a great guy.

jiggs said...

*hug*

matty said...

I enjoy this everytime I see it.

Kris said...

I'm still stuck on the things you hate about Florida. After I left, I really missed it.

But not enough to go back.

BTW, happy hour is at 6 tonight if you can make it up there. That'd be great.

Toby said...

You got me. I cry at wal-mart commercials.

Cactus Prick said...

Hippie needs a job.

Janet said...

I love this video. I think I've watched this at least ten times.

And now, I'll see strangers staring off into the distance in a melancholy kind of way and have a strong desire to hug them.

Samantha said...

Loved this post and since I'm not savvy enough to post a youtube thingy I've linked your post... hope you don't mind :)

Blue944 said...

Nice...I enjoyed that alot.

Zen Wizard said...

We really need to do something about that unemployment rate.

It is truly negatively impacting our youth.

thephoenixnyc said...

Awesome, Awesome, Awesome

Damien said...

Hugs back to you Brookeroo.

sophie said...

Yup.

Cried.

Big time.

Spinning Girl said...

OK, I totally needed that.

snif.


snif.