As we mentioned in our last Free Hugs post, this is our 11th calendar year of sharing hugs with locals and visitors to our fair city. However, as the world closed down we – reluctantly – put our posters away, at least for now. In a given hugs session we have the privilege of meeting and interacting with people from up to a dozen countries, but that’s obviously not appropriate at the moment. After our last Free Hugs session we did our self-isolation bit for 14 days. We’re fine; hugs are great medicine. 🙂
Still, even though we’re not sharing hugs in person, we do share virtual hugs with family and those we know online, and we want to encourage you to do the same. To that end, we’re putting up a gallery here with some of our Free Hugs images. All of our images are covered under a Creative Commons (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)) license, which means you’re welcome to download them and share them with friends, family and loved ones so long as you give us credit and don’t modify them. Take a moment to let someone know you’re thinking about them. If you need a hug, then we suggest you start here – All of the Hugs! – where 200 people from around the world have offered hugs for you to share. If you click the Play All button you can get 200 hugs in sequence! That should be enough to keep you going for a little while…
And remember: “If you can’t be with (all) the ones you love, Honey, hug the ones you’re with!!” (or something like that 🙂 )
Click on any image to see it larger. Right-click (Ctrl-click on Mac) and select Save Image As to download it.