Julie and Kira were standing on a street corner holding a sign. I couldn't help noticing that one would frequently hug a passerby. So as I approached, I could make out the sign, “Free Hugs” and below in smaller font “commit random acts of kindness.” Well, how could I resist? I got my free hugs and enlisted them for 100 Strangers.
Both Julie and Kira go to high school in Bradenton, about 10 miles away. They were a group of about a dozen 'huggers' working Sarasota that day. It was difficult to hold a conversation, as each constantly reached out to people and, well, hugged them.