Free Hugs at the University of Aveiro
As we were in February, and the sun refused to cooperate and bright the day, we decided to do something ourselves. We left the warmth of our headquarters and went to the University of Aveiro to spread free hugs.
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© Diogo Cardoso, Helder Berenguer
The students of the University of Aveiro had hardly finished the exams season, they were already worrying about the new semester. As we were in February, and the sun refused to cooperate and brighten the day, we decided to do something ourselves. We made hundreds of fortune cookies with quotes to inspire those who found them to take control and create change. Then we dusted off our trusty "Free Hugs" posters and headed toward the Campus.
Lucky biscuits could be found all over the Campus, as well as some flyers with information about Agora Aveiro. Despite the rainy weather, during the lunch hour, we hugged dozens of people. Although some were hurrying to hug us, there were those who were shy at first. At the end of the day, with small gestures, we managed to make someone's day better. During this week we shared those same quotes on our Facebook in hope of inspiring more people to take small steps that lead to major changes.
You are welcome to contact us if you would like to join us in making Aveiro, and the world, a better place.