Picture the scene if you will…there I was walking along central Auckland’s main thoroughfare that is Queen Street on a Friday evening and a group of what I assume were female students were stood on the pavement offering hugs to passers-by.
I was accosted by a 20-something who said “Would you like a hug?”…after a (very short) moment of hesitation along the lines of “what’s the worst that can happen?” I said “Yes please!”.
It was a good hug (although not the same as with a loved one). I felt better about the world.
The moral of the story…if ever you need a pick-me-up, just find a random young lady in the street and give her a hug. Use this advice with care however, for down this path of righteousness can be pitfalls relating to assault.
People should give hugs as a job…spreading happiness wherever they go.