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I Would Hug a Stranger

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    Free Hug Day!

    Like people have said before, I'd love if there were a Free Hugs day in every place around the world. It must be a really great experience, just hugging thousands of people you don't even know, and knowing you can make their day and they can make yours..
    Krayons Krayons 16-18, F 1 Response Feb 3, 2008

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    This Is My Idea

    I want to make a t-shirt that says "FREE HUGS" on the front and wear it for a day, and give anyone who wants one a hug. Kind of like the sign, but a lot more easily transported ;-) I think every town should have a "Free Hug Day." We all need someone to hug...
    earth2bella earth2bella 22-25, F 3 Responses Dec 20, 2007

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    Group Hugs! :-d

    I have hugged strangers! I love hugs! So, when I meet a kind person, even if I've known them for just a few minutes, they get a hug from me! ;-) Recently, I have started group therapy... I've only been to it twice, so far. But I enjoy it! All of the women there are so kind and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Nov 18, 2009

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    Free Hugs!! :D

    It gets to be a bit of a ritual on scout/explorer camps really, everyone does free hugs... I love it! I just love the feeling that I may have just made someone's day that bit better, all just with a hug! :D
    VolatileTigerOfEarth VolatileTigerOfEarth 16-17, F May 19, 2013

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    Of Course I Would! Xd

    I love hugs a lot, so I have a tendency to hug everyone I meet:P I've made a few friends that way and I dont think there's anything wrong with that.:] I'm really short though (5'2") so hugging tall people is a little harder 8-) but I still try anyway. I don't know... I just like...
    CapriSun123 CapriSun123 13-15, F Jul 26, 2011

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    FREE Hugs!!!!!

    i would luv to be one of those people who stand out with the big FREE HUGS signs lol as soon as i seen it on tv that Juan Mann was doing it i wanted to join lol =] i'm gonna join the free hugs campaign!
    shadowfairy shadowfairy 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 4, 2007

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    Sure Would

    If they looked really unhappy and not overly menacing I get the urge occasionally. Most of the time I don't follow through with it but I can on occasions go right ahead. Depends on my mood at that very moment in time.
    Luangi Luangi 18-21, F Jan 28, 2008

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    Big Squishy Hugs!

    A hug for me is like a handshake to others.  Of course I would hug a stranger, I have and will continue to do so.  I hug everyone who enters or leaves our home ( excluding repair men, all though I did hug the guy who fixed my washer).  I have to be careful not to...
    Freestanding Freestanding 51-55, F 6 Responses Oct 17, 2007

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    Random Hugs: Wouldn't It Be Great

    wouldn't it be great if there was some kind of networking site that got people together to give free hugs. You would get on the site, find a person closest to you, arrange a public meeting place, meet, hug, then go about your merry way. (Random Hug Project)
    ultrareality ultrareality 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 14, 2010

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    Related Experiences

    I don't always ask for for help but when I do I ask a stranger for a hug, hug a stranger a day you may just save a life I just really like hugs that's why I want one at the moment...
    poeticnightmare poeticnightmare 18-21, M Jun 26

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    I absolutely love to be hugged. I actually call it "hug therapy." It's always nice to get a hug from people, especially from strangers who are caring and aren't afraid to reach out...
    texaschic35 texaschic35 31-35, F 4 Responses Jun 30

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    Just that little smile to make your day brighter even from a stranger can lift your spirits high, and boy do I need a huge hug that kind of bear hug mixed with a smile. the best...
    summerspirit summerspirit 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 8

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    You ever get that feeling of wanting to hug someone so bad your arms hurt? Ever have to leave the room or you're afraid you might blow? I have that feeling quite a bit, I always...
    DinosaurPie DinosaurPie 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 22

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    Shshshshshshyyyyyyyytttttttttt Realy x 1470000000 Strangers get mad at my hope. Pals cant travel here. New pals here aint sure of me yet. New enemies increase the need...
    converted converted 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 2

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    Okay here I go, I am 12 years old, and I am turning 13 in August. My parents love me to the moon and back, and they show it by getting me things and saying "I love you." And I love...
    saboosa1 saboosa1 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 30

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    my story is weird I know, but I really need help and advice cause no one that knows this story really gets what I'm going through...I hope you guys will :) I've been single for...
    Storyteller1234567 Storyteller1234567 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 2

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    I've always loved to smile at strangers hoping that it could make them happy. I hate seeing sad and stressed out people so I used to smile and wave at them in tell they would smile...
    mymindsalivingnightmare mymindsalivingnightmare 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 7

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    that weird moment when people think group hug is a good idea...
    LolitaDFA LolitaDFA 18-21 1 Response Jun 30

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    I don't like being touched at all. I hate when people put their hands on my shoulder or try to hug me. In less I'm crushing on you or you're hot, then I guess it's okay. But nay...
    WeWereNeverAlive WeWereNeverAlive 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 30

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    I have a huge crush on a celebrity i know I will never meet in my entire life and I want to stop like him lol
    TaylorsierraWilson TaylorsierraWilson 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 2

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    Yeah I kinda like talking to strangers it's cool.. But some strangers are Pervs so I rather just keep it moving and say nothing.. But I often do talk to strangers =]
    BabyCakex BabyCakex 18-21, F Jul 5

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    I can't help it. I don't know how people don't. If I make eye contact with someone it's just natural for me to smile at them. One time I passed a police officer with his k9. I am a...
    seriouslysarcastic seriouslysarcastic 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 13

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    "I want a hug," I say, sleep clinging to my voice and dulling it. "You can have one," he switches the living room light off, bathing us both in darkness. His voice is...dorky, but...
    PaigetheBook PaigetheBook 16-17, F Jun 25

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    In grade 7... That's when it happened my friend loved to give hugs and when she gave me a hug she would always whisper in my ear " I love you Ashley " and I would hate it so much...
    bluegirlie98 bluegirlie98 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 29

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    I know it would make my day if a stranger smiled at me, so I smile at everyone who pass me by
    DanishfromTheMiddleEast DanishfromTheMiddleEast 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 30

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    I've always smiled at strangers. I don't even know why; I'm definitely not the most outgoing person. The last time I smiled at a stranger it was an old man and he smiled back...
    youthberry youthberry 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 8

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    Before cell phones it was common to stand rather close to a stranger while talking on a pay phone. This particular evening the woman next to me was obviously having A very...
    julyjax julyjax 56-60, M Jul 10

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    I always smile at people who look at me or I make eye contact with because that smile could give them hope and a reason to live when I was battling with thoughts if suicide a while...
    LoganAdele LoganAdele 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 13

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    This past Sunday; June, 13, 2014, I went on a tour hosted by the Alamo City Ghost Tours in San Antonio. I was just expecting to hear some interesting stories and have a good time...
    megan523 megan523 16-17, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    10 Types of Hugs There are so many different ways that you can hug a person. Obviously, each type of hug is going to have a little different meaning to it, and that is particularly...
    etd0718 etd0718 26-30, F Jul 8

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    i would think that about 60 percent of women and girls on here are really men.as an experiment i am inviting all,women and men to take my pic and do a tribute pic,dosnt have to be...
    davedix davedix 51-55, M 1 hr ago

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    I love to smile at others including strangers. If I can brighten others by smiling and saying something positive, it is my pleasure and I get excited about it too.
    summerpoolparty summerpoolparty 31-35, F 3 Responses Jun 23

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    You left me two weeks ago because of strange reasons that did not make any sense, like you were trying to find reasons for leaving me after three years. Sais you just want to be...
    andrannduper andrannduper 18-21 Jun 26

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    Idk why but I just love hugs :D I hug my friends constantly and if I ever get a fb I would love hugs more than kisses...is this bad :/ lol
    creepypastafan creepypastafan 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 27

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    I love have long random talks to strangers. If I'm standing in line and you get behind me, 99% of the time I'm going to start a conversation with you. Some people think I weird...
    Jrwill8701 Jrwill8701 26-30, M 1 Response Jun 30

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    I wore a very short black miniskirt with a thong, a tight black top, and flip flops to a party. There, I talked with my friends when I felt a hand touch my inner thighs from behind...
    LilyOrlovsky LilyOrlovsky 13-15, F 11 Responses Jul 4

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    This girl said I was stupid for talking to strangers and making friends on here. 😂😆 I just said its funner talking to them than u. ✌😉
    LifeRebel LifeRebel 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 7

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    My job requires me to talk to strangers so it's all good XP
    4ngel314 4ngel314 16-17, M Jul 7

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    I like talking to strangers but trusting them is another story
    Ryenowa Ryenowa 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 7

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    Once I had a stranger tell me she was so happy I was pregnant at the mall (I just lost 35lbs, no tummy to speak of, and I've never been preggers). Wth?
    dolceharajuku dolceharajuku 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 7

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    Not really a stranger...but I barely know him. We met in a park after work to chat. One thing led to another and I gave him a BJ in broad daylight. Craziest thing I've done in a...
    MyLifeIsNow MyLifeIsNow 31-35, F 4 Responses Jul 9

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    Christ died for me. Those people? Those strangers? Tey have stories. And it's really hard not to help someone you see yourself in. Thank you God for placing the situations I've had...
    PrayerWarriorTeen PrayerWarriorTeen 13-15, F Jul 12

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    I am so layed back but at the same time so enthusiastic. Once I'm set on you I'm so loyal but at the same time not clingy at all. I understand that a man needs his space and time...
    sweetnsavy sweetnsavy 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I think that situation would be pretty hot actually.
    footfungusfairy footfungusfairy 18-21, F 18 Responses Jul 14

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    My friend and I asked each other questions and she asked me what I wanted the most in the world. I told her a hug. I just simply want a hug, need a hug. I'm hardly social and I...
    Silencieuxz Silencieuxz 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 22

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    Hugs are so lovely :) Very good to be welcomed with and also to say farewell with, just remember to start saying goodbye a bit sooner if you know you'll have a round of hugs to...
    Karliya Karliya 31-35, F 3 Responses Jun 25

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    I honestly love when I get hugs.. I feel so loved! I know it's silly to think you're loved with a small generous hug but I do.hugging is something special.hugging is a way of...
    aliy14 aliy14 13-15, F Jun 29

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    I love hugs that are warm and really affectionate, especially ones that make me feel tingly inside. I love hugs that are tight, heart to heart, with both arms, not those crappy one...
    WolvessQueen WolvessQueen 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 2