Free Hugs

Hi all

Last week I took a stroll through the center of Utrecht. It was far from a special day, dry but not sunny, cold but not too cold for January, really nothing special at all. Then something remarkable caught my eye. Half a dozen people were carrying signs that said: “Free Hugs”.


Yes, you could get hugs for free there. Unknown people hugging random people on the street for fun.

Normally I avoid people carrying signs, either they want money from me, or something else that eventually leads to me giving money to someone else. This was so totally different it left me speechless. With a bright smile I approached one of the girls carrying the sign. Nice.