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Funny or Scary? Free Hugs

The hugger in this picture did a social experiment to see if strangers would take him up on his offer of "free hugs." There's a video of this that's heartwarming and inspirational and all that, but I wonder how your average person would respond to a hippie-lookin' dude inviting you to hug him. So Giggle Girls, do you think that "free hugs" from strangers are...

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stone_soup stone_soup 10 years
Some insane people attempted this "experiment" in my school dining hall. The operations manager had to come and stop them. It was hilarious! ____________________________________ Don't tick me off. Or you'll get it.
OMGSeriously OMGSeriously 10 years
Sweet yet weird and I'd probably punch him if he jumped at me and tried to hug me....hell he's a stranger lol.
vmruby vmruby 10 years
i think it's very sweet ........ i'm a hugger and a huggee!!!
la_clique la_clique 10 years
I would hug if he didn't look dirty/smell. This guy just looks like a dork, so he's ok. Sweet video.
BeachBarbie BeachBarbie 10 years
Oh, my vote is sweet. The world needs more love. :)
BeachBarbie BeachBarbie 10 years
Oh, I just watched the video..that was great!!!
BeachBarbie BeachBarbie 10 years
I would hug the guy. :)
Lindsb Lindsb 10 years
haha. Yes, smartblonde, I agree! Why not? That sounds like a super good new reality show program!! This story sort of makes me want a hug!
smartblonde76 smartblonde76 10 years
why can't they have angelina jolie or george clooney handing out hugs?
lifer_refil lifer_refil 10 years
That video is sweet. I want a hug.
DesignRchic DesignRchic 10 years
I saw the clip last night. And I think I'd give him a hug. That's of course it's in broad daylight and I was with someone :)
bluejeanie bluejeanie 10 years
i don't think this is scary. my first thought is that this is some sort of study and someone is watching and taking notes and making tally marks.
Froggee285 Froggee285 10 years
Hey!!! I go to Montclair State, In New Jersey, and they JUST did that! In the quad, I think it was Friday, there were four or five people hugging others, holding signs. I was pretty leery at first but it was just that, free hugs, so as I passed by this one girl she offered and we hugged. It was nice...weird...but helped with all my midterm stress.
theotherhalfofme theotherhalfofme 10 years
Interesting idea. I can't really decide if it is scary or funny. I guess there is the social science person speaking out of me.
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