July 4, 2007
The FREE HUGS CAMPAIGN.. in Montparnasse
I spotted these two young lads on the corner of Montparnasse Blvd. yesterday and stopped for a free hug... "un calin gratuit". I don't think "hugs" is something understood here.. at least among strangers. But I have logged onto YOUTUBE and watched several videos in different countries and I think that outside of America.. people are really AFRAID to hug total and complete strangers... For Americans, hugs are a normal and everyday greeting... just like "La Bise" in France.. I think hugs should catch on here, too... Wish I got the names of the two young men... they were cute and courageous for their attempt to break down social barriers... HATS OFF to you two.. Ifyou read this.. please send me a comment or email... Thanks!!