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Design the Next #FreeHugs Postcard!

Design the Next #FreeHugs Postcard!

Are you a creative person? Does your art dazzle, amaze, and inspire? Do you want the opportunity to have your original design travel across the country? We have an exciting opportunity for you! Here’s the run down: Swift Kick loves free hugs. We want to spread that love as far as it can go. We’re asking you to create a postcard that shows our friends what free hugs means to us. Every year, Swift Kick asks its awesome community to submit designs for a chance to be featured as our next Free Hugs Postcard artist. Anyone can enter! Once submissions are closed, one person with out-of-this-world creativity will be selected. Could you be the chosen one? Steps to enter the Free Hugs Postcard Contest: 1. Apply Send your name, university name, email address, and examples of your designs to melissa@swiftkickhq.com by […]

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The Holiday Hugging Workout

The Holiday Hugging Workout

Holiday Hugging! Well look what we have here…the holidays and tons of holiday hugging. When did they sneak up on us? If you’re just as confused as we are about the new year being right around the corner, fear not. Swift Kickers and exercise extraordinaires, Jake and Melissa, have a preview of some of the workouts they’ll be doing to welcome 2017 to improve their serious and energetic hugging game. From weighted exercises to body weight exercises that make you feel like a boss, these two have got you covered for a sweat sesh you never planned for but always wanted. Maybe your goals are different and you don’t want to be the best hugger. While Melissa and Jake might not understand that, there will still be lots of food, desserts and champagne toasts. And we need healthy (huggers) in […]

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Tom was on TV About the Hugging World Record!

Tom was on TV About the Hugging World Record!

Roses are red, Violets are blue. Hugs are free, For me and you! On Thursday, November 3, we hosted Student Free Hugs Day.  Thank you to the College of DuPage for hosting the attempt at breaking a world record for the most number of hugs in one minute. It was an honor for Tom to do this at his alma mater, especially during Free Hugs Day. It is always a pleasure to interact with our community in amazing events like this one. Breaking a world record was just the cherry on top. 🙂 Ch-ch-check it out! #TeamHuman

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That’s a Wrap on Free Hugs Day 2016!

That’s a Wrap on Free Hugs Day 2016!

Another Free Hugs Day is in the books! Over 30,000 hugs were pledged with over 40 schools. Thank YOU, the Swift Kick community, for an amazing day. Check out some Free Hugs facts and videos from this years event:   Swift Kick’s official video Bridgewater State University Texas Tech Want in on more fun? Keep an eye out for Random Acts of Kindness Day on April 13th!

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Elections Make Us… (A Flowchart)

Elections Make Us… (A Flowchart)

In an uncertain time, we should remember that we are always stronger together. Stay positive and share love. #TeamHuman

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Did We Just Break a Hugging World Record?! #FreeHugs16 Half-Time

Did We Just Break a Hugging World Record?! #FreeHugs16 Half-Time

This year, Free Hugs Day has been extra special. We just watched, live on Facebook, Tom and our amazing Intern Jake each attempt to break a DIFFERENT hugging world record at the same time, in different places. Check out the live feeds to find out if they did it… Jake at Bridgewater State University -2000 hugs in one hour So close – Jake and his team got 800 hugs in that hour. So so close. We are so proud of the energy and joy Jake brought to BSU. That was so much fun to watch! Tom at College of DuPage – 80 hugs by one person in 1 minute It looks like he did it! Tom broke a hugging world record! The official verdict will be take some time to be reviewed by the Guinness Book of World Records, but […]

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4 Excuses You Can’t Use for Not Participating in Free Hugs Day

4 Excuses You Can’t Use for Not Participating in Free Hugs Day

Are you ready for Free Hugs Day?! Many of you will be nodding your heads saying, “YES! LET ‘S DO THIS!” Others might not have a clue. And yet, others (and this post is for you) might be making excuses as to why you can’t run a Free Hugs Day on your campus. Here are some excuses we simply won’t accept:   I don’t have time to hug people. 6 seconds, people. That’s all it takes. You can spend 5 minutes in between classes holding your sign in the hallway. It will still make an impact. In fact, stand in the doorway and greet people with Free Hugs as they come into class. I don’t have people to hug. That’s the fun of it. Just hold up the sign. People will come to you. They won’t be able to help it. I don’t […]

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[Infograph] How to Host the Best Free Hugs Day on Campus #FreeHugs16

[Infograph] How to Host the Best Free Hugs Day on Campus #FreeHugs16

Before you can get to that moment where someone you don’t know bounds across the quad to give you a HUGE hug, you have to have a plan. So we made a handy dandy infograph to show you how Free Hugs Day is done. Hugs, here we come! Why host a Free Hugs Day? Swift Kick wants to help you build a campus culture where everyone feels welcome, connected, and engaged. The International Student FREE HUGS Day is a great way to do just that. When a student who is “meh” about being involved sees someone with a Free Hugs sign, they can’t help but wonder what’s going on. And if they hug you, then that’s even better!  It’s one thing for one school/group to run their own FREE HUGS Campaign, it’s another thing for 100s of schools/groups and 10,000s of students to […]

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The Top 20 Movie Hugging Scenes

The Top 20 Movie Hugging Scenes

Everyone loves a free hug every now and then. Here are 20 movies that have the best movie hugging scenes EVER! Elf: Buddy the Elf trying to spread free hugs, even with a raccoon! Everyone should spread the love around, unless its someone who wants to bite your face off. Then it’s not such a great idea. via GIPHY Brother Bear: This is a beautiful scene when Koda and his mother sharing a “bear” hug. All of us should enjoy a nice big bear hug once in a while. via GIPHY Star Wars: Every Star Wars fan loves the scene when Princes Leia hugs Chewbacca. Who doesn’t need that one cuddly friend? via GIPHY The Perks of Being a Wallflower: This is an emotional, but wonderful, scene when Charlie and his sister share a hug. Everyone should enjoy a family hug […]

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3 Types of Hugs for 3 Types of Moments

3 Types of Hugs for 3 Types of Moments

Every now and then I like to dwell think about my pageant days. Not because I am vain, but because if selected to represent New Jersey at Miss America, I think I would have done a darn good job. That moment would have changed my life forever. Who knows if I would even be writing these words if I was called as the winner and not first runner up. No matter the moment, there are gestures in the form of hugging that send the message you need at the time. Here’s a few: The Nervous/Supportive Hug “I really want to win, but you’re cool too and I would be happy if you won too!” There are different hugs that we all experience and some happen right before or after a moment that ends up defining you, at least for a little […]

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