Hugs from Nice.

Hearts and Stripes    My Buddy

    January 27, 2007 - FREE HUGS in Paris, France.

One of the many things I’ve learned here at FlickrHQ is that, deep down, you’re either a hugger or not. Sure, it’s a sliding scale, but most folks fit comfortably on one end or the other. And, as with other things around here, you usually find which side you’re on with some good-old-fashioned trial and error, usually administered by your colleagues, and usually by surprise. But in a non-creepy way. Sort of. I digress.

Some people don’t like hugging. In fact, just recently, a middle school in Oak Park, Illinois, banned hugging because “students were forming ‘hug lines’ that made them late for classes and crowded the hallways,” (and, of course, there’s always that uncomfortable hugger who ruins it for everyone).

Full story here.

Photos by athanassia, Mareen Fischinger, backinthepack , putyourflareon and .Dianna..