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Old 18.06.2007, 12:05   #1
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Default Free Hugs in Yerevan

Sometimes, a hug is all what we need.

Free hugs is a real life controversial story of Juan Mann, A man whos sole mission was to reach out and hug a stranger to brighten up their lives.

In this age of social disconnectivity and lack of human contact, the effects of the Free Hugs campaign became phenomenal.

As this symbol of human hope spread accross the city, police and officials ordered the Free Hugs campaign BANNED. What we then witness is the true spirit of humanity come together in what can only be described as awe inspiring.

In the Spirit of the free hugs campaign, PASS THIS TO A FRIEND and HUG A STRANGER! After all, If you can reach just one person.

How it all started:

I'd been living in London when my world turned upside down and I'd had to come home. By the time my plane landed back in Sydney, all I had left was a carry on bag full of clothes and a world of troubles. No one to welcome me back, no place to call home. I was a tourist in my hometown.

Standing there in the arrivals terminal, watching other passengers meeting their waiting friends and family, with open arms and smiling faces, hugging and laughing together, I wanted someone out there to be waiting for me. To be happy to see me. To smile at me. To hug me.

So I got some cardboard and a marker and made a sign. I found the busiest pedestrian intersection in the city and held that sign aloft, with the words "Free Hugs" on both sides.

And for 15 minutes, people just stared right through me. The first person who stopped, tapped me on the shoulder and told me how her dog had just died that morning. How that morning had been the one year anniversary of her only daughter dying in a car accident. How what she needed now, when she felt most alone in the world, was a hug. I got down on one knee, we put our arms around each other and when we parted, she was smiling.

Everyone has problems and for sure mine haven't compared. But to see someone who was once frowning, smile even for a moment, is worth it every time.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vr3x_RRJdd4
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Old 18.06.2007, 12:08   #2
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Old 18.06.2007, 12:10   #3
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http://www.freehugscampaign.org/
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Maybe if you hug someone in the street he won't commit a suicide.
Don't be Indifferent.
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Yehh, it'll be very sensitive and touching ..
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Азурик, кстати вот так это было у наших соседей
Кстати, а как перевести free hugs на армянский? անվճար գրկեր
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Old 18.06.2007, 13:26   #8
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In this age of social disconnectivity and lack of human contact, the effects of the Free Hugs campaign became phenomenal.
Any statistics behind this words?
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Old 18.06.2007, 13:32   #9
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Азурик, кстати вот так это было у наших соседей
Кстати, а как перевести free hugs на армянский? անվճար գրկեր
Я тоже думала ))) Посоветовалась с Ани)) Она сказала что анвчар гркер звучит мило
Но можно и - Гркум ем анвчар )))
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Гркум ем анвчар
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да, бомжи тоже будут очень рады
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Old 18.06.2007, 14:00   #12
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I don't need a hug...
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Old 18.06.2007, 22:48   #13
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I don't need a hug...
I do, and certainly you too need many of them!

The only thing I have against is the circus always mounted around every campaign! In other words I hate campaigns, because in the end most of the participants don't act spontaneously!

Cheers!
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Old 18.06.2007, 23:35   #14
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I don't need a hug...
mayb u don't. still u deserve

Red Stone, & u too, a big-big hug))
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Old 18.06.2007, 23:45   #15
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Hm... pochemu-to napomnila fil'm "Pay it Forward"

Xoroshaya ideya

Sometimes, a hug is really what we need
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