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Jan 26, 2008
I would like to thank the "free hug guy" Juan Mann.

Juan Mann stands in Pitt Street Mall in Sydney Australia holding up a sign that reads "free hugs", and he means it too! He gives out hugs to complete strangers just to make their day a little better!

At one point police and officials in Syney actually banned Juan's free hug campaign, but he was undeterred. He collected more than 10,000 signatures, and presented them to the city council in Sydney. Apparently this put an end to the ban, because at the end of the video on youtube it actually shows him hugging an official.

I watched the video of the "free hug guy" (you can see it on my profile page) and it just made my day. To know there are people like him in the world makes it a little easier to take all the bad news I hear on the evening news. Might even make me hug a stranger like Juan does.

Thank you Juan for making the world a little better, you're a real life angel!

Read more Stories of thanks at the Hidden Angel Network (

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Posted: Jan 26, 2008 3:24pm


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Mary H.
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