Hugging strangers at the airport!
by Amit Dungarani
Recently, while waiting at the airport, I noticed the flight to Long Beach in the gate next to mine was delayed. From the passengers around that gate, I saw this guy emerge with a nice smile and a sign that said “Free Hugs.”
He started walking around our terminal flashing the sign and giving hugs to anyone who wasn’t shy or scared enough to accept a hug. I was blown away at the fact he was not only bold enough to do so in an airport ... let alone one in New York ... but at the fact that he chose to spend his time in this way.
Normally, when we get delayed at the airport we usually find ourselves complaining to someone and finding ways to distract ourselves on our gadgets. Yet, here is someone that chose to use this “free time” as a way to connect, put smiles on people’s faces and just be the change. Thanks Joel!
How will you spend your next “free moment” in the day? Sending out thoughts and vibrations of loving kindness? Perhaps offering free hugs?
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