HUGGING HISTORY

Global Love Festival, London - (GLF's website)

21 lovely Huggers welcomed people to the Global Love Festival on July 8th 2012, and throughout the day over 2,000 hugs were enjoyed.
Go here for photos - you'll find a few Random Huggers stickers in the photos where people have been hugged.

Guinness World Record Hugging

Jan 20, 09.00 update: Congratulations to the four couples that broke the longest hug world record, it now stands at 24 hours 44 minutes!!

News Links:

Time Out - In pictures: London's wannabe record-breaking huggers

Evening Standard - A 24-hour hug that set a world record

Event Magazine - London and Partners set up world record events to celebrate 2012 Games

4 Hoteliers - London set to smash records in 2012

Random Huggers Day May 7th 2011

Well! We had 32 huggers in five teams at five venues over two days! Between us we hugged in the region of 4,000 people - now that will have spread some wonderful ripples, well done ladies and gentlemen! .

Random Huggers Day 2010

In the UK Sunday 2 May 2010 was wet, windy and cold. However, many huggers braved the elements in South Bank, London, in Richmond, in Brighton, and in Glasgow by the Clyde. Congratulations to all you huggers for spreading the love and warmth of a hug no matter what.
Bal and his Spanish Huggers enjoyed sunny skies in Madrid, see some photos here.

Random Huggers Day 2007

A Big and Warm Hug and Thank You to Everyone who was hugged and emailed us with their feedback, and to the huggers who took on hugging complete strangers!

some of the 2007 Huggers Random Huggers Day took place on Sunday May 6th for the fourth year running. The huggers gave away thousands of hugs in 3 hours on the streets of London to visitors and shopper in:

  • London: Covent Garden
  • London: South Bank of the Thames
  • Brighton: Farmers market in Hove

Random Huggers Day is organised by Mayella Reynolds and her team of huggers whose intention is that Random Huggers Day become a global event. There is no charity or corporation involved. This is about one human being giving another human being a gift, for nothing!

Giving people a hug is very special. It is a simple way of expressing love, care and friendship. And, it can save lives. Our intention is to spread some warmth, love and fun, and all the wonderful energy that is in a hug.

Do you want to join us and become a hugger? or set up your own Random Huggers event?

Let's get the whole world hugging! Who do you know in other parts of the UK and world who would love to start up Random Huggers Day where they are? Please pass the website details on!

If you were hugged on Random Huggers Day - send us some feedback on what it was like for you. Please email Mayella.

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Random Huggers Day 2006

Random Huggers Day took place on Sunday May 7th 2006 for the third year running. In 3 hours the hugging team gave away thousands of glorious hugs on the streets of London to visitors and shoppers in:

  • London: Covent Garden
  • London: South Bank of the Thames
  • Birmingham: Bull Ring shopping centre
  • Brighton: Farmers market in Hove

Random Huggers Day is organised by Mayella Reynolds and her team of huggers whose intention is that Random Huggers Day become a global event. There is no charity or corporation involved. This is about one human being giving another human being a gift, for nothing!

Giving people a hug is very special. It is a simple way of expressing love, care and friendship. And, it can save lives. Our intention is to spread some warmth, love and fun, and all the wonderful energy that is in a hug.

Do you want to join us and become a hugger? or set up your own Random Huggers event?

Let's get the whole world hugging! Who do you know in other parts of the UK and world who would love to start up Random Huggers Day where they are? Please pass the website details on!

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Random Huggers Day 2005

Congratulations and A Huge Big Thank You to Everyone who was hugged and emailed us with their feedback, and to the huggers who took on hugging complete strangers!

Hugging photo Random Huggers Day took place on Sunday May 1st for the second year running. In 3 hours 39 huggers gave away 4,500 hugs on the streets of London to visitors and shoppers in these locations in London:

  • Covent Garden - at the junction of Shelton St, Earlham St and Neal St.
  • South Bank of the Thames - between the London Eye and Waterloo Bridge.

Random Huggers Day is organised by Mayella Reynolds and her team of huggers whose intention is that Random Huggers Day become a global event. There is no charity or corporation involved. This is about one human being giving another human being a gift, for nothing!

Giving people a hug is very special. It is a simple way of expressing love, care and friendship. And, it can save lives. Our intention is to spread some warmth, love and fun, and all the wonderful energy that is in a hug.

  • Read the emails we received from people who were hugged!
  • Watch the video that Andrew Bindon made on the day.
  • There's also the Photo Gallery.

Do you want to join us and become a hugger? or set up your own Random Huggers event?

Let's get the whole world hugging! Who do you know in other parts of the UK and world who would love to start up Random Huggers Day where they are? Please pass the website details on!

A BIG thank you to Her Business for sponsoring the Random Huggers stickers and banners.

Link to Her Business web site




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