Free Hugs and Kindness Collage

Spread the Hug is about breaking down barriers
between people, reducing fear and hostility,
cracking open hearts, spreading love,
and encouraging a culture of kindness
— ONE BIG HUG at a time.

See Why?

We take photos of each free hug to document and
preserve the moment, to show what is possible; to
share a heart message with the world – a message
of love, kindness, tolerance and the general goodness
within human beings. The world needs us to share
this message, now more than ever.

An Awesome Card is gifted to each person that
grants the request for a “free hug” on the street.
Gifting an Awesome Card is not an empty gesture.
It is a genuine expression of heartfelt appreciation.

The purpose is to encourage a culture of kindness,
creating an opening for ONE BIG HUG with a stranger
—a powerful interaction for both giver and receiver.

There are many ways to get involved: as a Seed (hugger),
photographer, videographer or behind the scenes.

You can also support by purchasing Awesome Cards, buying
a t-shirt or by making a direct donation. 100% of ALL proceeds
go directly to spreading the hug and transforming the world.

If we are going to transform this world—ONE BIG HUG and
one act of kindness at a time—it is because you were involved.