The Free Hugs Campaign in Helsinki, Finland

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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.

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