Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

The Finnish winter is long, dark and difficult for many people. So a group of Helsinki residents started a free hugs campaign to cheer people up. A group calling themselves, “FreeHugs Finland” had been promoting for this day on the internet and over 30 huggers showed up! During a couple of hours over 1000 people in Helsinki got a hug and one woman told me it saved her day! [Music: “Lonely” by Unity]

This video was taken in Helsinki, Finland on 2 December 2006. Here’s their blog; Free Hugs Finland.

Comments

  1. #1 joshua
    May 18, 2010

    This guy offers “deluxe hugs” for a premium:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJfYAJJYMqg

The site is currently under maintenance and will be back shortly. New comments have been disabled during this time, please check back soon.