A Global Hug-A -Thon

Eighty-five countries hug the world in 2013! As part of the GISHWHES 2013 scavenger hunt, participants hugged people, from passers-by to uniformed veterans, and snapped pictures of it. Then they upload these images to the Gishwhes site so that all the affection and warmth that is portrayed transfers to each person who sees it. This challenge is one of the most popular (and definitely the most happiness infusing!) of all the items on the list. Over 108,000 hugs submitted. Each hugger held up a sign with a message to the world. Some of the messages were “Love from Korea!”, “Spread LOVE with Gishwhes!”, and “Hug the world”. Not only did these messages come from every corner of the earth - they get shared even more broadly after they are posted. Browse the Gishwhes hug gallery to see people hugging in your neck of the woods and read what their messages were. http://www.gishwhes.com/hugsgallery.php
Gishwhes is more than a ground-breaking hunt for adventure and fun. It is a way for people to connect in a meaningful, lasting, and genuinely positive way. From tiny villages to major metropolises, people from all walks of life are coming together to share an upbeat, hope-giving pursuit. It's been an amazing opportunity for me to work with Gish because I'm humbled and honored to be part of something so big and amazing that spreads laughter, love, happiness around the world. Each photo very touching and it feels good to support it!