Free Hugs in the CBD!

A friend of mine, Emma, is new to the whole crazy, awesome, 'bucketlist way of life', and she's just created her first 'tick off the list' - a Free Hugs gathering in Brisbane! I'm going along too, to support her on her first 'tick', and join in on the hugs with everyone - she/we would love anyone from here to come join in as well..the more the merrier! Giving and receiving hugs is one of the most precious gifts you can share with others...and 'Free Hugs' events are the most amazing experiences...Ive taken part in a few, and they are awesome! :) Come join in with the HUGS! :)

Even if you're at work that day, and unable to actually join in with us - if you work in the area and have a lunchhour - swing by for a quick hug...it could be just what you need, to get you through your afternoon at work! ;)

We're meeting out near the Town Hall, in King George Square, Brisbane CBD, Monday 18th November, from 11am.

Hope to see you there!
*HUGS!*

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  • Philip

    They say you need 17 hugs per day! Good on you guys for sharing the hugs! :)

    2 · November 20, 2013

    • Heather

      Wow then I have been seriously deprived. I wonder if people can make up for the lack of hugs by hugging someone for hours?

      November 20, 2013

    • Tania S.

      17 hugs...wow that just happens to be my favourite number - awesome! And hey, giving ourselves an 'internal hug' in our soul is important too...and that's what my bucketlist constantly does to me - maybe this is the way I/we really CAN get 17 hugs a day?!? :D

      November 25, 2013

  • Maxi B.

    I still have my sign from offering free hugs in Queen street Mall with another group in September. We got hunted out to King George Square. A lot of fun. I hope you get more people joining in. It helps to have a group going so that the public can see that it is an event and the get in with the crowd

    1 · November 16, 2013

    • Tania S.

      I was thinking that on the way home Heather - where we ended up, out on the street more, was actually so much more fun - because we were near that crossing where people could see us from way over the other side of the street as well :) Kind of glad we got moved on from where we started...meant to be! Amazed how busy it got at lunchtime, the hugs were flying everywhere! haha :)

      November 18, 2013

    • Tania S.

      ..oh and if this was technically my Event (which it wasn't, even though I flagged it here to attract others to come), yes I would have called Council first etc, to find out exactly where we could do it - I always do this, when I do things on my own bucketlist, to ensure Im doing things the legal road/way :) This was suggested, but wasn't done

      We've found out the 'boundary' that Council have in regards to doing it around/on the outside edge of King George Square...and it was actually the perfect spot - right near a crossing (so people over the road could see us as well, and some ran over to get hugs from us, from there lol)

      I can definitely understand why Queen Street Mall would need permits..its just like being inside a shopping centre, you do need permits to do any sort of 'activity' on their grounds :)

      November 18, 2013

  • Heather

    Tania to upload the photos from the Free Hugs in the CBD title page, to the right below the title and location, upload is written in small blue letters. Hope this helps.

    November 18, 2013

    • Tania S.

      Thanks Heather I just found the 'Add Photos' button haha...it was right in front of me! :)

      November 18, 2013

  • Tania S.

    AMAZING! and SO much fun! Bring on the next one! :D

    November 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Having an issue finding this place. My gps officially sucks.

    November 18, 2013

    • Heather

      We are still here at the end of king George square by Adelaide and will be here till 3pm. We're at groovy train getting lunch real quick.

      November 18, 2013

    • Tania S.

      Emma and I were the last to leave, we ended up leaving around just after 230, as it was looking like a storm was heading over - we left just at the right time, before the rain hit

      November 18, 2013

  • Tricia Q.

    This looked like a great event. Hope it went well. And I really like the idea!

    1 · November 18, 2013

    • Tania S.

      It went Amazingly well, thanks Tricia! :)

      November 18, 2013

  • Heather

    Was loads of fun with a great group of ladies! Thanks for setting this up Tania!

    1 · November 18, 2013

    • Tania S.

      I have to give Emma the credit...it was her idea to do this in the city (even though Ive wanted to do a 'city hugs' for a while myself too!), but yes I couldn't resist bringing it to this Meetup, and seeing if anyone here would like to join in - Im glad I did! Thanks for joining in with us Heather it was lovely to meet you - you were so much fun...and how much fun was that?? haha :D

      November 18, 2013

  • Tania S.

    OMG....I want to do that again TOMORROW haha...that was SO MUCH FUN!! :D

    Thank you to Heather, Cathy, Sonia from SBH, and everyone who came to join in with us, and encourage us....or who just called by for a quick hug - what an AMAZING, incredible experience, with such an awesome group of people! (and well done to Emma for ticking off not one, but two things off her Bucketlist today - 'Go to the city with a sign saying free hugs and see what happens' , and 'Hug a complete stranger (when sober)' - Great job, Emma!) Ive mentioned that Ive experienced "Hug Patrols" before now...but this was a totally different experience today - not at a festival/market etc..just in the middle of the city, randomly gifting out hugs - such a rewarding, FUN experience! :D How cool to know that, when people headed into the city today, they had NO idea that they were going to stroll across our group of huggers, gifting out random hugs! haha :)

    November 18, 2013

  • Roberto

    Is it all finished? Im in the city near queen st :-)

    November 18, 2013

    • Heather

      We're taking a lunch break but we will be in the city till 3pm. We're at the end if king George square by adelaide street

      November 18, 2013

    • Heather

      We're taking a lunch break but we will be in the city till 3pm. We're at the end if king George square by adelaide street

      November 18, 2013

  • Anna

    woohoo that was great fun thanks for setting that up, i always wanted to do something like this too, and i got 2 workmates to come along as well :)

    2 · November 18, 2013

  • Tania S.

    its HUGGGSSSSS Day!! lol :D

    2 · November 18, 2013

  • Roberto

    Im working tomoroiw but i'll come around for a hug... I aleays need a hug on mondays :-)

    2 · November 17, 2013

    • Tania S.

      Theres always a reason for a hug...and being a Monday is more the reason for one haha. See you there if you're able to make it! :)

      1 · November 18, 2013

  • Heather

    This will renew people's energy and good feelings to all!
    This is going to be awesome! I am super excited and look forward to meeting you beautiful people!

    1 · November 17, 2013

    • Heather

      Cool! Please bring me an extra sign you made! :-)

      November 17, 2013

    • Tania S.

      I've made 3 - one for the back of my wheelchair, and two others! :D Emma's made 2 I think, one for her chair, and one to hold. See you later this morning!

      November 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I think this will be fun.../funny. People will either be super creeped out or loving it.. but really, who in their right mind doesn't love a good hug? :D

    1 · November 17, 2013

    • ms a.

      I want one

      November 17, 2013

    • ms a.

      I want one

      2 · November 17, 2013

  • Serena

    I wish I could (silly work)... I love stuff like this, if I get a break, I'll pop down. Good luck with it!

    1 · November 17, 2013

    • Tania S.

      Thanks, it will be great to see you if you can call down for a hug! :)

      November 17, 2013

  • Tania S.

    ONE more sleep till Free Hugs in the CBD tomorrow..cant wait! :D Come and join in with us....or even just call past for a quick hug - a quick hug is still a HUG! :D

    1 · November 17, 2013

  • ms a.

    Id love to but i am working. Can we do this again sometime

    2 · November 16, 2013

    • Tania S.

      Sounds like theres a lot of interest for a 'next time'...lets all work on making it happen! :D In the meantime, spread the word, for anyone who may be near the CBD tomorrow....swing by for a hug in your lunch break if you can! :D

      November 17, 2013

  • Janet E.

    tHIS IS ONE THING i WOULD LOVE TO DO BUT i'M WORKING! AGAIN!!THE SAME COMMENT AS MS AWESOME CAN WE DO THIS SOME OTHER TIME! tHIS WILL BE A GREAT DAY WITH LOTS OF LAUGHTS, OH WELL NEXT TIME

    2 · November 17, 2013

    • Tania S.

      Im sure there will be a next time! In the meantime, spread the word, for anyone who may be near the CBD tomorrow...even if on lunchbreak, even a 'quick hug' passing through is still a Hug! :D

      1 · November 17, 2013

  • Maxi B.

    We were moved on from Queen St Mall to King George Square.

    1 · November 16, 2013

    • Tania S.

      that sounds reassuring Christian - as that's where we're going to be based - thanks! :) Maybe as its not a shopping area as such, perhaps

      November 16, 2013

  • Norm's G.

    How beautiful! What the world needs now is love, sweet love.x

    2 · November 16, 2013

    • Tania S.

      Absolutely...and this is one very simple, but surprisingly 'big impact' way of bringing this out into the world! :)

      November 16, 2013

  • Tania S.

    Im catching the train down early on Monday morning from the Sunshine Coast (from Nambour station), if anyone would like to join me, travelling down from the Sunny Coast, please let me know! We could even do a cheeky mini-Hugsfest on the train on the way down! haha :D

    November 16, 2013

  • Heather

    Ask one of the organizers to a announce this meetup. It says on the top of my screen that only organizers can announce meetups

    November 15, 2013

    • Tania S.

      I've just found the way to contact Bucketlist organisers...thanks for the suggestion. Ive never posted an actual Event before, just a 'Suggestion' so wasnt sure how to do it :)

      November 16, 2013

  • Peter

    I'll put it down and try and make it :)

    1 · November 16, 2013

    • Tania S.

      That would be awesome - hope to see you there...the more the merrier....errrr Huggier! :)

      1 · November 16, 2013

  • Jess

    I would LOVE to do this but work :( definitely count me in on weekend run!!!

    1 · November 16, 2013

    • Tania S.

      Do you work anywhere near the CBD Jess? If so, and if you have a lunchhour (and time to get away!)...come by for a quick hug - it could be the perfect thing you need, to get you through the afternoon back at work! haha ;)

      November 16, 2013

  • Heather

    This sounds fun, are you going to make signs?

    1 · November 15, 2013

    • Heather

      Oh great you have signs! I was thinking about making a shirt too but not sure if I will have the time

      1 · November 15, 2013

    • Tania S.

      A shirt would look great too! But you're right theres not much time left, only two days to go now..really looking forward to it! I wish I could post a photo here of the signs Ive made up haha :)

      1 · November 15, 2013

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