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I Would Hug a Stranger

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I need to buy a shirt

    that says "free hugs". But then everyone would think I'm lame :(
    jackk225 jackk225 18-21, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I was out at a bar with the hubby

    and we were chatting some folks up for the night. After a chill conversation of laughs and such when it came time to leave I gave hugs. Like, the handshake half hug bro style. I dunno. I like to hug!
    ShebrewRed ShebrewRed 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 1, 2014

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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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    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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    I have seen many of my female family members accept and enjoy naked hugs and French kisses with male family members and others. Many couples would hug and French kiss for up to a...
    femalemom1976 femalemom1976 36-40, F 6 Responses 3 days ago

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    I wish you would hug me when I'm sad.
    Speranza27 Speranza27 22-25, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    "The Hanging Tree" Are you, are you Coming to the tree? They strung up a man They say who murdered three. Strange things did happen here No stranger would it be If we met at...
    CascadingCoquette CascadingCoquette 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 11

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    I am not an overly affectionate person. Yes, I cuddle and hug my husband, niece, and parents. I am not that kind of girl who hold hands with their friends, or who always hugs her...
    manibobsmom manibobsmom 26-30, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I think if everyone gave a stranger a hug a day the world would be a happier place.. :)
    horneybear79912 horneybear79912 36-40, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Everyone needs a hug sometimes. It helps with the pain in life
    JJBrocks JJBrocks 18-21, M 3 hrs ago

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    I love hugging strong people especially when they lift you during it
    wxvx wxvx 16-17, F 3 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    I have this problem where lately I've been putting so much affection into my hugs that I start to hurt the other person. I stop as soon as they say something, but I still feel...
    BigBearHug BigBearHug 18-21, M 3 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    Walk into the club like "what up? I have social anxiety and I want to go home..." sorry haha I had to say that! but In all seriousness I hate being touched by people especially...
    LilahWolf LilahWolf 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 6

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    I LOVE hugs. Though not from strangers! Or men that hold too tight and too long. A hug from my baby is the best feeling
    NPMEE NPMEE 31-35, F Jan 18

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    I saw a boy on the train this morning. He was reading a book, and we made eye contact just about twice. I was only on the train for 15 minutes but I can't stop thinking that I...
    deliam12 deliam12 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 8

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    So Here I am again, I'm writing here again for the same guy I'm thinking when I first wrote here. I know simple things about him like his name, his birthday etc. So if you read my...
    saiberia saiberia 22-25, F Jan 16

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    It's funny cause I'm the type of guy who talks with his hands and is always hugging on friends, and poking em and stuff and I don't mind when they do the same. But if it's someone...
    Funnychase66 Funnychase66 16-17, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Being brought up in a conservative family, i wasn't used to skinship. Hugs was always awkward for me, let alone any kind of kisses. I was from a mixed(coed) primary school so not...
    Shimmerz479 Shimmerz479 13-15, F Dec 28, 2014

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    i was around the age of 7 when i got offered a ride by a stranger, i was walking down the street with family when i asked if i could go and post the letter, the postbox was only at...
    vikiii vikiii 22-25, F 8 Responses Jan 8

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    I don't like hugging. I have 2 friends that I am comfortable hugging only because they insist on giving me a hug every time we part. I hate hugging my family most of all. I don't...
    Scal92 Scal92 22-25, F Dec 30, 2014

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    Sometimes in life, I'd have a female friend who is also an unrequited love interest and I would be hanging out with her and other friends. I'd have to leave and for whatever reason...
    billny33 billny33 26-30 4 days ago

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    My gf was soooo grrrrreat at cuddles and hugs and snuggles. She would sometimes say "cuddows!" And that's all I needed to hear to wrap my big stripey arms around her. She would...
    Sinjintiger Sinjintiger 41-45, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I am becoming a stranger more and more with every puff of that cigarette. It's something I'm against and I'm smoking it. What the bloody hell is going on.
    ForTheFallen ForTheFallen 22-25, M 1 Response Dec 28, 2014

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    Hugs from the right people are so great. The best hugs I've ever gotten have come from my music teacher. He's on the chubby side, and when he hugs you, he totally embraces you with...
    WinterIncandescence WinterIncandescence 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 5

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    My first kiss was from a stranger. Yup. My first cruise. My first kiss. I regret it but at the same time im thankful that I wasnt kissed any later. Cause to me its shame for me to...
    AyeTheGoodLife AyeTheGoodLife 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 15

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    I love having sex with strangers in front of my husband
    juliespiteri juliespiteri 36-40, F 11 Responses Jan 17

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    I like giving hugs, and I like being hugged. I like hugs in general. Every different person has their own warmth to them, and their own feeling. My favorite are soft hugs. c: But...
    RhinosaurusRex RhinosaurusRex 18-21, F 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    Sometimes all I need is a hug to make me feel better , so ya know , if someone could get over here and hug me that would be great
    EssSmith EssSmith 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 27, 2014

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    I miss his hug. Not that i dont get hug but it just i miss his one. i dont feel same when i hug others. After long tiring day or chilly night.. A tight hug can never go wrong. The...
    dezeena dezeena 22-25, F 11 Responses Jan 6

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    So. Much going on in my life. I had lost my home. My son(22) was also homeless. He got in with a friend so he was ok. Me? I had to get up to Norfolk to family! Having ensured my...
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M 1 Response Jan 8

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    We had been best friends ever since we met 10 years ago, but 2 years ago we had a massive, awful fight and hadn't talked since it happened- it was a terrible fight filled with...
    lemonjaide lemonjaide 18-21, F Jan 10

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    When I was in college, my best friend and I would have all sorts of adventures, and one of them was hitch-hiking. (My parents would've had a fit i they knew.) It was a great way to...
    fishsweeper fishsweeper 51-55, F 3 Responses Jan 11

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    Smiling and Hugging - 2 very nice free gestures!The power of a hug need not to say a word its just a simple gesture that works wonders and make someone feel better! It’s very...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 14

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    I sure would like to make some friends here ..friends for keeps so that whenever we are on here we can chat and have some meaningfull conversations for fun and information..having...
    romel4747 romel4747 41-45, M a week ago

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    I used to be indifferent to animals. My mom did not allow us to have any, perhaps because she thought she would have to take care of them in the end. My daughter kept asking for...
    kitty69smile kitty69smile 51-55, F 1 day ago

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    Hugs are a wonderful thing, and now that I know I am a transgender woman I am able to get a receive a lot more hugs. And I love it! Yes a hug and any time is wonderful thing...
    DawnR59 DawnR59 51-55, T 4 Responses Dec 28, 2014

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    I miss that more than anything...to be able to just lay my head on a guy's chest, with his arm around me, maybe playing with my hair while we talk. I fall asleep easily like that...
    RubyLane RubyLane 41-45, F 3 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    I love hugging people. When i hug someone it makes me feel loved. Hugging is also a nice way of showing someone you care. If I meet some one I will probably give a hug not a...
    TimidGrl01 TimidGrl01 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 2

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    I was at a beach party one night ..and as it got later we decided to go skinny dipping ....there was this one girl who had been teasing all the guys all day....and she went off by...
    rand8311 rand8311 46-50, M Jan 15

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    I feel safe when hugging a pillow. I don't know why. I feel like, when I hold on to the pillow tight enough, no one is capable of tearing me away from it. No one will hurt me if I...
    BlackRosesAmongLilies BlackRosesAmongLilies 13-15, F