As you’re surely all well aware, Saturday, July 6 (the first Saturday in July) was International Free Hugs Day!!Â Marcia and I dutifully marched down to our spot at the Homecoming Statue at Ship’s Point and unrolled our ‘Free Hugs’ posters, then eagerly awaited the onslaught.Â We didn’t have long to wait.Â We both commented on how terrified we were the first time we did this down at the inner harbour, and how much we look forward to these outings now!Â We meet some amazing people from around the world (and around the corner), shared some great stories and some great hugs!
Thanks to everyone who came by for sharing your hugs, smiles, waves, air hugs (from across the street), and best of all, yourselves.Â We appreciate every one!
So go out and hug someone today, and be sure to check out our other ‘Free Hugs‘ posts!
P.S.Â We recently came across a FB page for a woman named Rita who is also a hugger.Â You can check her out here: 10,000 Hugs in 100 Cities.Â Rita is also based in Victoria; we may not have all of the world’s best huggers, but we’re certainly on the map… ;-)Â We haven’t (yet) met Rita in person, but the hugging will be epic!
We were privileged to meet (and hug) you both tonight! Thank you! We will carry your message home to the US. The state of the world could surely use more hugs!
Thank you for the wonderful gift of your presence and your hugs! And thanks for dropping by our little corner of the \’net!!