Another Free Hugs Day in the Books! #FreeHugs17

Another Free Hugs Day in the Books! #FreeHugs17

Free Hugs Day has become quite the event at many schools around the US. From Texas A&M International University, to Fordham University in New York, to UC Berkeley, we witnessed hugs at every corner of our country.


Free Hugs Day is a tradition for many different schools every year.  Check out what some of these schools have said!:

“This is quickly becoming a new tradition at Texas A&M International University! Both Laredo, Texas, and TAMIU pride themselves in being a friendly, welcoming environment to all people. #FreeHugs17 helps us embrace that culture of positivity and love! This will be our second year participating in Free Hugs Day with Swift Kick.”

Jackelyne Briseño, Texas A&M International University


“Hugs are such a simple gesture to shrink campus and remind people to look around and appreciate the community around them that they often just pass through. I <3 FREE HUGS!!!!!!!!!”

– Martine De Matteo, Fordham University


“This year, more than ever, hugs are necessary to get through the day. Whether a physical one or just a simple kind gesture or smile, showing kindness without incentive can truly make a difference. I am a hugger, and always look forward to this day, but urge others to treat this concept as a daily habit in the contexts that make sense for you. #FreeHugs17″

– Allison Avolio, Johns Hopkins University


Finally, here is a recap video of some of the hugs that were given out this year. Check it out!

Sabina Colleran

Sabina is the Community Manager at Swift Kick, and loves that her job is dedicated to helping students be as awesome as they were meant to be. She is a graduate of Fordham University (go Rams!) and has fond memories of being an Orientation Leader and on the board of the Filipino club while in college. Her life goal is to be a perpetual ball of sunshine. Find her on twitter @sabinadeelight! To read her personal blogging adventure check out: