Free Hugs Campaign — Learn Social Media By Example

Sometimes, a hug is all what we need!

The Free Hugs Campaign is a social movement involving individuals who offer hugs to strangers in public places. The campaign in its present form was started in 2004 by an Australian known only by the pseudonym “Juan Mann”. Free hugs is a real life controversial story of Juan Mann, a man whose sole mission was to reach out and hug a stranger to brighten up their lives.

Idea & Objectives:

It all started when Juan came back from London to Sydney after being away for years: “Standing there in the arrivals terminal, watching other passengers meeting their waiting friends and family, with open arms and smiling faces, hugging and laughing together, I wanted someone out there to be waiting for me. To be happy to see me. To smile at me. To hug me“.

Free Hugs... Anyone?

Free Hugs... Anyone?

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