Free Hugs

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    This woman stood by the river, in the middle of Kyoto, with a "Free Hugs" sign. I was taking photos from the bridge and saw a few people approach her, hug, and then walk off. I was curious to hear about what she was trying to achieve, and went up to her.

    She didn't speak any English. And I didn't speak any Japanese. So, after a minute or two of trying, I gave up the conversation - and we hugged.

    It was a warm hug, which was especially notable because we'd never met. Nor would we ever meet again. I guess it's about spreading love, or world peace, or something like that.

    As it turns out, there is actually a whole global movement around this ...

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    1. Fang C 76 months ago | reply

      It started here in Sydney. Here's a recent photo i took

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