Boston Marathon

Making the world better, a hug at a time

Making the world better, a hug at a time

He's the guy in those online videos wearing the shirt that reads "FREE HUGS" with a matching, hand-held sign and offering hugs to runners during races. He's also hugging police officers working at those races, and most famously, opening his arms to supporters at a Donald Trump rally and a Bernie Sanders rally.

Ken Nwadike Jr. is the face of the Free Hugs Project. (He's so recognizable at this point that when he's walking through the airport - or even our office for his interview - while wearing that particular shirt, people fling their arms open and approach him for a hug). The initiative to spread love, inspire change and raise awareness of social issues began in 2013....

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