Sometimes, a hug is all what we need.
Free hugs is a real life controversial story of Juan Mann, A man whose sole mission was to reach out and hug a stranger to brighten up their lives.
In this age of social dis-connectivity and lack of human contact, the effects of the Free Hugs campaign became phenomenal.
Inspired by Juan Mann and his Free-Hug-Campaign: “Hugathon”, I have decided to make a similar project mainly to bring joy to people and smile on their faces and try to make students work together on extracurricular activities.
Free Hugs project, wanted to show that even a foreign person can make a connection with a stranger even though it is a small one, it can be powerful in a way. The project was very well received in people’s eyes, it got itself up on the MMD’s website here, and later on it was requested by the school’s director, Michael Lundorff Hansen for the InnoEvent; therefore Free Hugs at INNOEVENT was created also
InnoEvent is the place where students and businesses collaborate in order to create new and innovative digital products for a better future. The hospital staff along with MMD and IT students, came together in order to find new solutions in future technology that will ease and improve patient’s quality of life. In the first meeting over 300 persons, students and doctors are participating and putting the grounds for the future challenges and projects; explanations, requirements, advises, expectations, forming groups. Free Hugs at INNOEVENT was the best way to start a huge project like this and get to know each other better, open up , smile and loosen up.
Multimedia design students can honestly say that this project brought them closer and made them stronger, that participating and working together it was great fun and inspiring on many levels.
Hearing and getting great feedback from both strangers on the street and teachers, other students in school, i was very proud and got more confident, and desire to create more projects and realize that i have the capability of getting people involved, help them work together and motivate them to fight for their cause, regardless of its importance in others eyes.
Live beautiful everyday!