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Wear the hug, Give a Hug?

Unread postby Ali » 04 Feb 2014 12:10

This past summer I went to Wisconsin Dells (Waterpark Capitol of the World for those of you who didn't know :smile: )
There's lots to do in The Dells. Of course water parks, Camping, Museums, Horseback riding, Theme parks, tours of the area, and Shopping. LOTS of it.

There were like 10 stores that were just strictly T-shirts and in every one you'd see these :
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They were like 10 dollars, you could get it in various color shirts, various fonts, various text colors, I mean really the options were endless.

I see these shirts everywhere here, especially when walking around downtown in The Dells. It's awesome! But I never see anyone give out hugs. :noclue:

So out of curiosity, when you see a Free Hugs shirt, regardless of were it's from - Sick Puppies official or something like shown above.

Do you give them a hug or do you feel awkward and just smile and move on?

When you wear Your Free Hugs shirt, do you shy away from people who come to hug you or do you go around hugging people?


*edit* I suppose it'd help if I put my answer in here lol.
When I was in The Dells I didn't go around hugging everyone I saw with the shirt on. It probably would of taken me a few hours. I didn't even give a hug out at all. But I have done it in other places upon seeing a shirt. Once a girl even looked at me and said "I never thought I'd hug a stranger just because of a shirt" and I thought it was kind of silly. :surprised:

When I wear mine, I've only given a hug to a teenager with autism that walked up to me and demanded not one, but four hugs. But that's the only time anyone has ever actually walked up to me and done it =/


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Unread postby Heather » 04 Feb 2014 22:19

Cool shirt!

When I wear a Free Hugs shirt, I don't usually give out tons of hugs. :laugh: But if someone ever asks, I will, I think I have, twice.


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Unread postby Cassie » 05 Feb 2014 11:25

I don't have a shirt but depending on where I am, I might consider giving them one. When my family and I were in NYC last year, there was a random guy with a free hugs sign and my grandfather went to hug him and take a picture. Give me a few, I'll see if I can find it...

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Unread postby tbritting » 08 Mar 2014 00:22

I've probably been asked 5 or 6 times for a hug when I'm wearing my shirt. I always stop and give hugs! :hug:


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Unread postby Ali » 06 Apr 2014 16:11

I'd totally stop and give a hug.
Actually this last weekend, I was at a friends and her eldest daughter was home with a few friends just kind of hanging out. I was talking with them, but didn't think to ask their names.

When I finally did, the girl Ariel had said "I was going to give you a hug, but then I thought that'd be weird since you don't know me"

I laughed and told her that it was fine, so she got up and gave me a hug. :biggrin:


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Unread postby Cora » 06 Apr 2014 23:20

Dizzystarzx wrote:I'd totally stop and give a hug.
Actually this last weekend, I was at a friends and her eldest daughter was home with a few friends just kind of hanging out. I was talking with them, but didn't think to ask their names.

When I finally did, the girl Ariel had said "I was going to give you a hug, but then I thought that'd be weird since you don't know me"

I laughed and told her that it was fine, so she got up and gave me a hug. :biggrin:


THIS IS FREAKING ADORABLE!!!

And ohmygosh, come to Okoboji, IA (lame vacation capital of the world) :P We have a TON of Free Hugs shirts like that floating around too. Actually once when I was in Pacific (the best tshirt shop around home, something very similar to those there, I'm sure), I heard someone say, "Oh hey! That's a Sick Puppies thing!"

Now anyone that knows me, knows I am SUPER shy if I'm not at a show...so when I was hanging out with my parents and their friends and just ran up to this stranger to talk to her, jaws hit the floor.

I'm like, "No way! I'm a World Crew Ambassador! Are you ever on the boards?" Hehe, I think she was as shocked as my family and friends, but we ended up talking for a good ten minutes about the Pups and the World Crew. I wonder if she ever got here. She said she'd sign up as soon as she could. That was like...wow...three years ago....! I feel old now. Shutting up. :P


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Unread postby Daez » 07 Apr 2014 10:00

I really... really.... REALLY want a rainbow-font Free Hugs / Sick Puppies shirt now. Even if that one is from the dells, it makes me want an SP version haha.



And, while I've never worn a free hugs shirt or even seen anyone wearing one... I'd probably take the hug if the person in the shirt were ok with it. And I'd happily give them, if asked. I like hugs, I don't think there's nearly enough of them anywhere ever, and the idea of bringing a smile to someone's face via that primal human connection of a hug makes me happy. :D



Wonder if I could get a free hugs shirt in time for the concert.... hmmmm.


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Unread postby Ali » 08 Apr 2014 15:51

Daez wrote:I really... really.... REALLY want a rainbow-font Free Hugs / Sick Puppies shirt now. Even if that one is from the dells, it makes me want an SP version haha.

Wonder if I could get a free hugs shirt in time for the concert.... hmmmm.



I wasn't at the dells with them this time, but a few months later we went again, I SOOOO wanted this shirt. but I was like no no... no no Ali. Get the SP one first. Then my husband got me like four sp shirts for christmas and the free hugs one was included. =D I'm gonna get a rainbow one next time I'm in the dells though! Coming up in july *happy dance* You should totally be able to get one tho! doooo ittt!!

Daez wrote:And, while I've never worn a free hugs shirt or even seen anyone wearing one... I'd probably take the hug if the person in the shirt were ok with it. And I'd happily give them, if asked. I like hugs, I don't think there's nearly enough of them anywhere ever, and the idea of bringing a smile to someone's face via that primal human connection of a hug makes me happy. :D

I hug people even if they're not wearing the shirt, But wearing it would probably make me want to hug someone more lol. I'm strange tho :crazy:


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Unread postby Heather » 08 Apr 2014 22:25

I wore a Free Hugs shirt today, but no one asked for a hug. lol


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Unread postby Cora » 09 Apr 2014 09:25

Heather wrote:I wore a Free Hugs shirt today, but no one asked for a hug. lol


Sad day!!!! ;)


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Unread postby Ali » 09 Apr 2014 18:12

Cora wrote:
Heather wrote:I wore a Free Hugs shirt today, but no one asked for a hug. lol


Sad day!!!! ;)

I agree...

Cora we might need to wear our Hug shirts to Rockfest.... you know since we're gonna have a hug fight anyways...


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Unread postby Cora » 09 Apr 2014 18:59

Dizzystarzx wrote:
Cora wrote:
Heather wrote:I wore a Free Hugs shirt today, but no one asked for a hug. lol


Sad day!!!! ;)

I agree...

Cora we might need to wear our Hug shirts to Rockfest.... you know since we're gonna have a hug fight anyways...


LOL! I'll wear my Free Hugs hoody if it's chilly enough for it. That's all I got in that department. lol


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Unread postby Ali » 10 Apr 2014 14:30

WHAT? You should you know... get a shirt eventually =P


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Unread postby Cora » 10 Apr 2014 14:51

Dizzystarzx wrote:WHAT? You should you know... get a shirt eventually =P


Oh I know, I really need to!!!


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Unread postby Ali » 10 Apr 2014 15:00

Cora wrote:
Dizzystarzx wrote:WHAT? You should you know... get a shirt eventually =P


Oh I know, I really need to!!!


Then random strangers can ask for hugs from you. :rock:


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Unread postby Cora » 10 Apr 2014 17:09

Dizzystarzx wrote:
Cora wrote:
Dizzystarzx wrote:WHAT? You should you know... get a shirt eventually =P


Oh I know, I really need to!!!


Then random strangers can ask for hugs from you. :rock:


Oh they did last year at RockFest. I think J has video of it.....or had at one point. :P


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Unread postby OddOneSickPup » 18 Apr 2014 16:28

I have never given anyone a hug I saw wearing one bbut usually my first thought is "Do you mean it or not?" But for the record, when I wear mine I fully accept all hugs and I actually mean it :-D


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Unread postby Cora » 18 Apr 2014 20:27

OddOneSickPup wrote:I have never given anyone a hug I saw wearing one bbut usually my first thought is "Do you mean it or not?" But for the record, when I wear mine I fully accept all hugs and I actually mean it :-D


heeheehee Good to know!!! :P :biggrin:

I would add to that and say ditto! :)


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Unread postby tbritting » 17 May 2014 08:56

Almost tee shirt weather up here so I'll be wearing my Free Hugs tee more often! :hug:


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Unread postby Cassie » 17 May 2014 10:41

tbritting wrote:Almost tee shirt weather up here so I'll be wearing my Free Hugs tee more often! :hug:

It's been 85+ every day since I moved down here. Too hot for tshirts...haha.


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