I was walking around Philadelphia during my lunch break yesterday taking some photos as journal reference, when I spotted three young ladies holding signs across Love Park. As they turned toward my direction, I noticed that they were FREE HUGS signs! How serendipitous is that?!?
Already with my camera in my hand, I ran across the park before they could get away. Luckily, they were stopped by many folks for their free hugs, which slowed them down. I cornered one of the young ladies and asked for a hug. She said, "Sure! Everyone needs a hug!"
I handed her one of my Operation NICE business cards, thank goodness I had some with me, and told her one quick sentence about the site and asked if I could take a photo of her and her two friends to share. They happily agreed!
from left to right: Valerie Pagan, Kirsten Wolfe, and Brittany Pesta
Way to go, girls! Thanks for spreading love and kindness around Philadelphia! If I didn't have to go back to work, I would have loved to join them. Some day. I'd love to do this some day.