I Was Hugged By a Stranger

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    Sports Connects People

    Anytime I'm in a bar watching by team play, when my team wins, I always get hugged by happy fans I don't know. And of course I hug them back
    davidlopezd davidlopezd
    22-25, M
    Jul 31, 2013

    The Grocery Store

    Over the weekend I was in the grocery store picking up a few things. As I stood at the checkout the cashier said to me..." What a beautiful ring....must be from someone very special ". I replied...." Yes he was". Cashier said " Was?". I started to explain that him & I had a...
    hadyourchance hadyourchance
    36-40, F
    1 Response Apr 27, 2012

    Some Random Dude

    The day of my graduation from high school in 2007 so fairly recent. Some random dude gave me a hug. people from the stands who where watching the graduation came down when it was over to greet their family and friends who graduated. As people were coming down some guy probably in...
    Arorin Arorin
    22-25, M
    5 Responses Jun 22, 2008

    "Free Hugs!"

    That's what his sign said..."Free Hugs!" I was at a baseball game (I was with co-workers, one of the perks of the job, but I am not a real big baseball fan otherwise).  Anyways, we were waiting in line, to go inside and this beautiful, young hippie guy walked...
    hippieheart hippieheart
    41-45, F
    9 Responses Feb 11, 2008

    Because I Am Short..

    I was at a club with some friends, and it was closing, so we were in line to get our purses back, etc.  All of a sudden, this guy comes up to me and gives me a huge hug and says "thank you," then walks away.  I can't be 100% sure, but 99% anyway.  :P ...
    tigerdancer77 tigerdancer77
    26-30, F
    2 Responses May 3, 2008

    I was driving to work one morning

    and not quite paying attention and the light had changed and I didn't notice. Bam.. I had rear ended the car in front of me. We both pulled over to inspect the damage and it was a woman that got out of the car ahead and she was maybe in her mid 40's. I apologized and so did...
    Mikeejay Mikeejay
    61-65, M
    Sep 9, 2015

    So Amazed

    Yesterday was a long day, first doctor with my mama, hospital to see a friend with blockages. several other errands. My health is real bad and these days take a tow on me. so we go get something to eat, a sit down restaurant, so as we are leaving I lose the ability to move as...
    mommaceitta mommaceitta
    51-55, F
    Jan 5, 2012

    Yes, I Was

    Ugh. I really do not like being touched by people I don't know. I don't like shaking hands or hugging strangers
    Serenitree Serenitree
    70+, F
    May 4, 2013


    I attended a snuggle event in Austin, and it was delicious. It was very respectful and non-sexual. We were required to ask and receive verbal permission before touching a new person in a new way. Lots of hugs, some snuggling and spooning, plenty of shoulder rubs and massages...
    celebriticat celebriticat
    51-55, F
    Mar 6, 2009

    Free Hugs Sign

    I went to a college fair once and a guy as well as a couple of girls were holding free hugs signs. OBVIOUSLY I went and got myself a big hug. That was a long time ago, but it's funny how vividly I recall it. Little things like that always stick out in my mind.
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick
    1 Response Sep 25, 2010

    Pretty much someone just walked up to me on the

    street and asked for a hug, so I gave them one.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Sep 10, 2015

    Don't Touch Me

    I was hugged by a stranger.  In prison.  I work in a prison and one of the inmates grabbbed me, and hugged me in an effort to cop a feel.  It was offensive, and honestly a little scary.  He was punished, and transferred to another facility.  But...
    cedricsmom cedricsmom
    36-40, F
    3 Responses May 10, 2009

    I Shared A Hug With A Stranger

    It was April 19th 2009. It was a Saturday night, we were at a party having a blast. She got "the call" saying "mom is being care flighted to our nearest hospital". We felt our hearts drop into our stomach's. The rush to the hospital was the longest drive...
    Loopylu Loopylu
    31-35, F
    1 Response Nov 25, 2009
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