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Abrazos gratis (Free Hugs Campaign)

sillydoll

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If you want to feel really good for a few minutes - maybe even shed a few happy tears - PLEASE watch this video. The campaign has spread from Mexico to Peru to Barcelona etc etc.

A big free hug from me!

http://youtube.com/watch?v=KNJyyNlXQaQ
 
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2002 CF: 2004 from Paris: 2006 VF: 2007 CF: 2009 Aragones, Ingles, Finisterre: 2011 X 2 on CF: 2013 'Caracoles': 2014 CF and Ingles 'Caracoles":2015 Logrono-Burgos (Hospitalero San Anton): 2016 La Douay to Aosta/San Gimignano to Rome:

Artemis

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Camino Frances 2006, Camino Portuguese 2009
I watched this and then showed it to my mother. She called my two brothers into the room and after we watched it we all gave each other hugs. It really does make you feel good. Thanks!
 

sillydoll

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2002 CF: 2004 from Paris: 2006 VF: 2007 CF: 2009 Aragones, Ingles, Finisterre: 2011 X 2 on CF: 2013 'Caracoles': 2014 CF and Ingles 'Caracoles":2015 Logrono-Burgos (Hospitalero San Anton): 2016 La Douay to Aosta/San Gimignano to Rome:
Abrazos gratis

And a big, free, pilgrim's cyber hug to you and your mother and your brothers!
 

Ulysse

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As I arrived yesterday from a three weeks visit in India I wish I could hug ALL the beautiful children living and dying in the streets of that country.
 
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estrella

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Thank you so much for sharing this with all here.. I forwarded it to many people and one of them send it back saying that in Rotterdam (holland) someone was there today with the same sign free hug!

Wishing a wonderful day and a big hug
Estrella
 

Magnara

Maggie Ramsay
Year of past OR future Camino
Santiago de Compostela (2005) Via Francigena (2010) Le Puy to St Jean (2014)
It's a beautiful thing - I had a free hug in Sydney (Australia) a couple of weeks ago. I had seen it before and been too shy, but after I did I smiled all day.
Magnara
 

beckany

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there were two girls giving out free hugs in the uptown banking district in Charlotte, North Carolina last week. i saw this a few days after reading this post... it was heart warming.
 

lynnejohn

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Year of past OR future Camino
Frances(2005), VDLP(2007), Madrid(2009), Ingles(2009), Sur (2011), VDLP(2011)-partial, VDLP(2014)
What a wonderful, spontaneous celebration! It makes me sad to think of all of the lost opportunities we have all had to be supportive, to help, to express empathy, to express love and understanding that we have lost simply because we do not have the courage to walk those very few steps to our brothers and sisters and say "I Care. I Love you. You matter to me. Your pain is my pain."..... This video might help us all on this journey...

Bravo for this!

lynne
 

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