December 17, 2017 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Historic Market Square, Knoxville
Join us in Market Square by the stage on Dec. 17th starting at 3pm.
What to expect:
when you get there you’ll probably get hugged (I mean, it’s in the name:). And of course you can always say no to it. We get consent for all our hugs during this event. next, a ‘free hugs’ sticker and a fun sign to hold will be given to you 🙂 If you’re not into hugging, come anyway. It’s just a happy vibe to hang out in. Plus, you can give free high fives (the bridge to the hug 🙂 or help with the slow clap, or hand out fun stickers.
It’s easy and it feels really really good. It can be scary at first, but that fades. Your heart soon becomes all warm and fuzzy and your faith in humanity starts to grow. Hugs turn strangers into instant friends.
Basically we show love to people walking through town.
We give out free hugs, smiles, hi fives, standing ovations to people passing by. It’s a ton of fun and gets you super high on the love drug! You leave feeling so fully alive, and completely connected.
The science is in on hugs and small acts of kindness…they make a big difference.
All signs & stickers provided.
And you can come for 10 minutes or the whole 90 minutes (or longer if we can’t stop hugging ha ha) whatever works for you
ps I read we need at least 8 -10 hugs per day so let’s get movin. 🙂