free hugs video

This has been a very uplifting video for me since it first came out a couple years ago on you tube. I smile every time I watch it. It amazes me that this guy had the guts to decide to stand in public holding a sign saying free hugs. And how such a seemingly silly idea cascaded into a movement that swept from Australia around the globe. Why would such silliness catch on? Maybe because when we let ourselves go, even for just a moment, something unexpected can happen.

From an artistic stand-point, the filming and editing are well done and the music choice matches the feeling the video is trying to convey, coming to a crescendo at the right moment. It’s interesting to notice when the video turns from black and white film to color. Enjoy.