Thursday, October 15, 2009

Free hugs, revisited

Remember the free huggers? They came back.
Students from a local hairstyling school handed out a special treat to visitors in Alamo Plaza on Wednesday ... free hugs.

“I think they are a little freaked out like, 'Why are people out there giving hugs?'" said Angelica Martinez of Paul Mitchell The School said.

Martinez said the reason for the hugs was to promote niceness in the world.
(from KSAT-12)

At least they are a little more realistic this time. In 2007, they were trying to achieve world peace. A bit of niceness is somewhat easier to attain.


Sabra said...

There was a guy on-campus at SAC last year doing the free hug thing. If I recall correctly, it was a project for one of his classes. At any rate, he had someone nearby keeping a tally...

Dave said...

Yeah. I think there was a guy at UTSA giving free hugs too. Didn't he turn out to be a professor that they ejected?

Albatross said...

Wasn't there a judge several years ago who was giving out free hugs in the park? In the restroom?

Sabra said...

Now y'all have me skeeved about about hugging that guy last year.