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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 need to buy a shirt

    that says "free hugs". But then everyone would think I'm lame :(
    jackk225 jackk225 18-21, M 4 Responses Jan 25, 2015

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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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    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 56-60, F 6 Responses Oct 17, 2007

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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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    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 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 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 3, 2008

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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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    I need a hug. I desperately need a tight hug. Very tight hug. Filled with love or lust. Eye on my boobs or face. Kiss on forehead or on cleavage. Everything i want. But first a hug...
    Sweetsana6969 Sweetsana6969 22-25, F 3 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    I have a boyfriend, he is lovely and nice most of the time - but sometimes he stresses me out so much. I am turning 30 this year and decided I want to go away on a holiday, he...
    iwant0beHAPPY iwant0beHAPPY 26-30, F 6 hrs ago

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    They do - I always hug my nephews and thier friends.
    MikeZero MikeZero 18-21, M 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    There's a tavern I go to in which I give gratuity to the female servers on Halloween, Christmas, and Valentine's Day (and their individual birthdays) with appropriately themed...
    PhillyAutismGuy PhillyAutismGuy 26-30, M 21 hrs ago

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    I don't talk to strangers here. It's not that I'm stuck up, I am just very weary of any stranger that contacts me in my inbox. I've had stalkers and exes with fake profiles and I...
    mguinm mguinm 46-50, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I've just discovered I don't like being touched by strangers... I got this relaxing massage as a courtesy, and j thought, well why not... we should try things at least once in our...
    ElfawithaWolfHeart ElfawithaWolfHeart 36-40, F 3 days ago

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    Hi, my name is Amber, I'm eighteen years old and I have a crush on my professor. It was a hopeless case from the start. Class only started two weeks ago and already I'm head over...
    AmberTheShyGirl AmberTheShyGirl 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I love giving hugs and I love getting hugs! Especially big hugs or hugs that involve cute kisses :33 I always feel safe in a hug.
    lilykitten1998 lilykitten1998 16-17, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    I am a huggy person You also be a huggy person Because There is something incredibly settling about a hug. There is honestly little reason to say you’re not a huggy person...
    nivanvc nivanvc 36-40, M 5 days ago

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    my friend gave me a t-shirt that said "free hugs" and all these strange people kept hugging me. I had to admit to myself that it was nice to hug someone. I have always be the kind...
    Drossi28 Drossi28 26-30, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Hugging makes you feel completed and loved! And i really need one right now :P Lol *Arms spreaded out* Anyone needs a hug So here i hug you *big tight bear hug *
    Newbie2401 Newbie2401 22-25, M 6 days ago

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    Truth is strangers did not speak ley
    ankitpdm ankitpdm 22-25, M Feb 6

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    I have always been more comfortable and open with strangers but usually had online conversations with them. But yesterday I wasn't myself. I left the house to go to a course lesson...
    darkblue0909 darkblue0909 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 6

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    I am a weird person. Everyone says that. Particularly because I make them laugh and smile with my weird analogies. But what I never tell anyone, is that I'm hurt a lot. I don't...
    AnonymousGK AnonymousGK 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 6

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    PRESS RELEASE: To address the need for custom crafted ((Hugs)) .. ... We have had the lab working over-time, to develop a Generation 6, level-12 hug .... This is a hug pushing all...
    questionWeaver questionWeaver 56-60, M 5 Responses Feb 3

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    I feel really good when I smile at strangers. Why? I don't know. But it just makes me feel so kind. I love smiling at adults specially if there really old. It makes me feel like...
    Mariaishappy Mariaishappy 18-21, F Feb 2

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    would you want to??? how many of you would come up and ask? or just take? ;-)
    Forpublicuse Forpublicuse 26-30, F 28 Responses Feb 2

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    if i actually had . yes . i would . id go even further .. im terable like that :/ ..
    cdwishimatgurlCalandraBelle cdwishimatgurlCalandraBelle 36-40, M 4 Responses Feb 2

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    Do you ever come across a stranger and just wonder about what's happened in their life to bring them to this point in time? I was approaching an elderly woman when I went to the...
    MsJessicaRabbit MsJessicaRabbit 26-30, F 3 Responses Feb 2

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    I would like to try to have a mutual ************ session with a stranger
    Bigdawg1985 Bigdawg1985 26-30, M Jan 31

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    This has happened to me many times. This sensation of already knowing certain people. It's like I can immediately recognize their essence, a personality to which I feel intuitively...
    somniatorlupus somniatorlupus 18-21, M Jan 30

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    I would travel back to where I began I would remove all of my blemishes All the mistakes I've made I would tell everyone I loved How important they were I would have told my mom I...
    chastewhisperer chastewhisperer 41-45, F 3 Responses Jan 30

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    I have had a few "parents" come to me asking about discipline, spanking to be specific. Well I have gone out of my way to give them advice being i am a very strict disciplinarian...
    annamarie65 annamarie65 46-50, F 5 Responses Jan 30

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    Have you ever walked into a place and saw someone and know exactly how they feel? Today I saw this girl standing in the supermarket, having been through hell myself I can tell...
    vtolfreak vtolfreak 26-30, M Jan 30

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    I have a select few people I let touch me. Even most of my blood family, I won't hug them or give any physical sign of affection. I just can't. I used to get bullied by my parents...
    ToughLoveKitten ToughLoveKitten 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 30

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    I'm a huge huger I hug every one I meet and every time i see one of my friends for like 10 seconds.
    DemiFrsr DemiFrsr 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 29

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    I have looked for tshirts that would encourage a manto approach me and ask for a drink.Would a "milk*bar" tshirt work?  Any other ideas?  Has to be something that I could...
    LilKitn LilKitn 41-45, F 11 Responses Jan 28

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    I am totally a hugger!!! I love to hug and be hugged, it's nice to hug someone you know and trust and feel just for those few seconds that someone else cares about you. When you...
    Libraladyseeking Libraladyseeking 36-40, F 3 Responses Jan 27

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WL0269xbykQ&list=RDWL0269xbykQ "Oh you're a lucky son Lucky son of a gun You went away You went away .. You went away but now you're back.." I...
    Angelofthesilence Angelofthesilence 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 26

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    I always had loved them. Especially I had given big tight hugs in my early years to my childhood-best friends, two girls, who are sisters to each other. So tight that they couldn't...
    DragonSheep DragonSheep 22-25, F Jan 26

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