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A smile along with "Free Hugs"

A friend recently posted this video "Free Hugs in Sondrio, Italy" and, because I loved it so much, I wanted to share it with you.

Currently, I'm thousands of miles from home and miss the embrace of my family and friends but the great thing about this video was that embracing (along with a smile) doesn't just have to be from those you love. If you notice in this video, there must be something in a hug that makes people smile as they are about to embrace and as they break away. It is a beautiful thing.

Watching this video reminds me of the "Love Actually" (2003) when Hugh Grant's dialog opens the movie.
Whenever I get gloomy with the state of the world, I think about the arrivals gate at Heathrow Airport. General opinion's starting to make out that we live in a world of hatred and greed, but I don't see that. It seems to me that love is everywhere. Often it's not particularly dignified or newsworthy, but it's always there - fathers and so…