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Oklahoma

TJ Kerr

You know me well enough, Reffinej Noxa here. I am a highly emotional person who will very likely cry if we actually meet. My story is that I have a blessed life but I have metamorphosized over the past decade and so has my whole world. I think that might be normal and ok for some, but my path has led me to a bittersweet sense of being. I think you, Billy can understand what I mean.
My story is long, I could write my own book by now because I am the Independeny voter version of your story.
I have a solid sense of how to find humanity in anyone and I agree with your approach of zero pol...

Massachusetts

Jennifer Axon

HEALING COMES FROM TWO WHEEL FOR THIS DAD WHO LOST HIS SON TO A DRUG OVERDOSE

I hear some amazing stories on the street spreading Hug It Out America love. Some happy, or funny, this one anything but. Sorry, I did not want to show a picture of the guy or reveal his last name. I never even asked for it. Just seemed the right thing to do. So I am just showing you pictures of his awesome bike and his girlfriends. He bought both of them. Tom and I met today outside of the Buritto place I often stand in front of. As you can see Tom has some sweet bikes. Notice the back one for a carrier for the ...

Connecticut

Tom

THE NEIGHBORHOOD POTLUCK SIMMERING WITH LOVE AND KINDNESS OVERFLOWING.

Just off the bike path in my town is an amazing family of folks from all ages and perspectives that open up their house to all for food and fellowship every Monday rain, snow, or shine. They ask that you bring a dish, but it's clear they want you to come even if it's empty handed. I have been meaning to go for months, but last night my youngest daughter and I (the extroverts of the family) peddled up the path and became part of the family table for the first time. We had so much fun eating, playing, laughing and talking to...

Massachusetts

Shane, Joesph, and Ben

MY GROOM’S CHICK AND HER SO SWEET FIANCÉE .

One of my oldest and dearest friends is from college. Her name is Danielle. I met her at my first frat party and she introduced me to to my first cup ofGumbo and the start of an amazing friendship. We had more fun in college than I can imagine We still stay in touch still. She was even in my wedding as my grooms chick all the way in California . Thanks for making the trip girl. Recently my buddies and I were in New Orleans for Jazz fest. I got there a day early to spend time with her but we got our signals crossed and she was not back from her busin...

Louisiana

Danielle and JP

FROM LAS CRUCES NEW MEXICO TO ROCKSTAR JOB AT ESPN.

Meet Ryan. We spent a couple of hours sharing our lives on a plane bound for Charlotte. It happened by chance for once I forgot my headphones. So glad for my forgetfulness that day. Turns out Ryan works for ESPN. He has a couple of kids like me too. Funny thing, he is not really a big sports guy. I guess if I worked at the chocolate store all day I would not be a big sweets guy. Yeah right. Anyway, I found out he plays daddy as much as he works in sports. It leaves him with little free time, but he gladly fills his calendar with little dayli...

New Mexico

Ryan Humble

I would like to become a member of your organization.

I met you in Northampton, Mass on New Year's Eve.

Connecticut

Ben Bristol

Two or three times a week I stand out in front of Urban Outfitters in Northampton giving away buttons and spreading Hug Out Hate. Usually, it's just me and the strangers I try to stop on the street. This day was different. I had a brother in arms on the street with me. In my arms, I held buttons and cards while he carried the means to his living. This dude was putting up his cool artwork all over the space. I mean everywhere. On top of benches. Hanging off signs. Leaning against a street light. His name is Rodney Madison. Turns out he has an art studio right up the road in Greenfield ( Instagr...

Massachusetts

Rodney Madison

I'm not going to lie I was a little intimidated to talk when this huge dude with tattoos and a big leather jacket sat down next to me in the back of the plane. Still, I overcame my initial judgment and said: "congratulations you officially have the worst seat in the plane and I have the second worse." He hesitated for a minute smiled and said something like, "that's why I am ordering a cocktail as soon as wheels are up. The conversation just got better from there, and we talked for over two hours straight.

Meet Michael Greenier. Former Marine doctor on the front lines of Iraq and Bosnia for m...

Arizona

Michael Greenier

This is Keith Walker. I met him yesterday in Greenville SC. He was walking hand and hand with his nine year old daughter Victoria. I stopped him to tell him about The Hug Out Hate Challenge.Nothing super special there right? Hold your horses. He drives a Tesla. Notice the Tesla emblem on his jacket. So what you say. He also is a master mechanic. In his spare time he buys broken down cars. Not just any old car. Only broken hybrid or electric models. He spends months fixing them up and sells them for a fraction of the price they would cost to people that could normally never afford electric cars...

South Carolina

Keith Walker

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