On Sunday, at twelve thirty at noon in Central (Hong Kong) a little but scattered group of people from 6 different countries (Estonia, Croatia, Mexico, Colombia, Brazil and Chile) stand amongst an apparently busy and somewhat hurried crowd. They look fairly awkward holding up these big signs saying “FREE HUGS”, opening their arms and smiling at every person that decides to give them a glance. People around them laugh, some ignore them, others whisper amongst themselves and the rest simply but wonderfully decide to take the offer.
“Why?” Some of them asked us. And we said “just because”, “just to cheer up their days”, “to make them smile”, “to transmit some positive energy”, “to make them feel a bit happier” or “just to show some love”.