18,233+ free hugS given
648 dayS in a row
Book your FREE HUGS ADVENTURE to be part of HISTORY!
HUG4LOVE is the PEACE, LOVE & DISCIPLINE movement
Its mission is to fight loneliness, unite people and grow everyone’s peace of mind!
free hugs adventure
Will you join me on a free hugs adventure to be part of history ? I’m looking for awesome people willing to contribute to others by giving free hugs.
Here’s how it works:
1. You contact me and we plan a free hugs day somewhere around the world *(Follow my Instagram to know where I am ) Instagram
2. We meet, walk together, visit the place, give hugs to the people we meet, laugh, talk and I shoot videos about our awesome journey
3. I do an interview of your experience & I give you the official HUG4LOVE PEACEFUL STATUS *See below
EMAIL for details: email@example.com
HUG4LOVE PEACEFUL STATUS
The HUG4LOVE PEACEFUL STATUS (HPS) is an exclusive symbol that someone is an INNER PEACE STRIVER for people!
It shows the world that you have the highest level of kindness in your heart.
The only way to get it is by being participating in a free hug adventure with me and being interviewed about your experience after!
EMAIL for details: firstname.lastname@example.org
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How does it work ?
Step 1 : Choose the FREE HUGS day you want to buy from the list of free hugs days based on the country, the number of hugs and other criteria.
Step 2 – Send the money directly to the charity using our secure link and mention the number of the day you bought
Step 3 – Enjoy the benefits such as 1. The HUG4LOVE peaceful status 2. The visibility your earn on social media with our thank you video 3. The tax deduction given by the charity
*Only use our direct link to send money directly to the charity **Hug4love will never ever ask for your money and will never accept money from a enterprise, company, corporation or any individual.
**Write to HUG4LOVE1@GMAIL.COM
to get the list of FREE HUGS days you can buy and the secure link to the charity website.
ABOUT the founder
My name is Jean-Philippe Marier, I’m from Quebec, Canada.
After seeing the negative impact of the pandemic and the social distancing measures on people’s mental health, I started to think about ways to help.
Since lots of people were missing physical touch and that a hug has so many benefits including improving mental health, I though: ”I will give free hugs to the entire world”. That’s how HUG4LOVE is born.
Than I decided to mix my project with my biggest passion: self-development.
In order for me to reach my dream life of travelling the world and giving hugs to thousands of people, I had to transform. I had to change my mindset, grow my self-love (self-esteem) and learn how to discipline every area of my life (Physical health, Mindset health, Relationship health, Financial health)
I am now helping people to grow their INNER PEACE by inviting them on free hugs adventure.
I started the Movement in February 2022 by giving the first hug in Montreal, Canada and I never stopped. Watch my adventures around the world on Youtube.
On July 16th, after 510 days in a row, 15,120 hugs were given in 43 countries on 4 continents (North America, Europe, Africa, Asia) . Below you can see the number of people I gave hugs per country. Watch all my expeditions on YOUTUBE
Montreal, Quebec, Canada – Day 1 – Hug story #1
Here is the first ever hug I gave for the HUG4LOVE Movement. When this man saw my FREE HUGS T-shirt, he opened his arms and I could read a smile In his eyes! He was delighted with my act of kindness.
Athens, Greece – Day 12 – Hug story #239
When we were at the airport, I offered a hug to this lovely lady. At first she hesitated but we ended up doing it. She told me that she felt super lonely and it was her very first hug since Covid19 started ! (Meaning 23 months without hugs)
Skopje, North Macedonia – Day 40 – Hug story #895
While my morning jogging, I offered a hug to this man. He said “I love you” during our hug. Than he told me he was going through some hard time right now and this act of kindness from a stranger was exactly what he needed.
Tirana, Albania – Day 46 – Hug story #1093
In Albania, we visited the bunker named ”BUNK’ART” and we met this family coming from Spain. The Spanish man agreed for the hug but added : I’ll do it under one condition, the hug must be at least 30 seconds. It was a fun moment.
Kotor, Montenegro – Day 58 – Hug story #1553
Pavle is a waiter in the beautiful city of Kotor. I met him while he was working and the moment he saw me, he stop everything he was doing and he gave me a hug. Than he said : ”Thanks God, there is finally someone doing this here, thank you, I needed that today”.
Prevlaka, Croatia – Day 61 – Hug story #1663
I have given a hug to this man who turned out to be with all his special police force crew. To congratulate me for the movement I started, they offered us drinks and even a car ride to go back to Montenegro!
Petrovac, Montenegro – Day 65 – Hug story #1844
We met Mathis while hitchhiking with him and since we got along pretty well we all spent the afternoon together. He told me he already have giving free hugs to strangers before the pandemic.
Bucharest, Romania – Day 78 – Hug story #2397
Here’s Rob, the owner of the fabulous T5 SOCIAL HOSTEL. Seriously the best hostel that I’ve been in my life so far. Rob’s priority was always to contributing to his community and since we shared that same interest, we bonded pretty quickly.
Zagreb, Croatia – Day 87 – Hug stories #2780 & 2781
I met Sarah and Nikola at my hostel, they are from Slovakia and they decided to spend the day giving hugs to strangers with me.
Vienna, Austria – Day 109 – Hug stories #3494 & #3495
I met this lovely couple who just got married and they wanted to keep that wedding very small. Therefore, I was their official photographer in front of the church. I had the luxury of celebration their union by hugging them both.
Warsaw, Poland – Day 126 – Hug story #2780
I hugged this young lady who was raising money to help all the Ukrainians people while they were facing such a hard and difficult time! I had so much empathy for her help.
I was very happy to give hugs to a lot of Ukrainians refugee in multiple European countries. It must be horrible to have to leave everything behind you. I felt a huge feeling of contribution when they thank me for my empathy.
Montreal, Quebec, Canada – Day 161 – Hug story #5959
Here’s Elizabeth! She was so happy after our hug! But her story is the most touching! She told me she didn’t hug anyone for the last 3 years! She told me how the pandemic affected her and all the challenges she had to go through. That is why I started this movement. There are lots of people waiting for their hug.
Montreal, Quebec, Canada – Day 165 – Hug story #6276
I met this man in the Old Port of Montreal and after the hug he said: ”Thanks, I really feel lonely lately and I don’t have a lot of hugs, so I’m grateful for what you’re doing”
Montreal, Quebec, Canada – Day 178 – Hug story #7524
When getting out of the Metro station, this man saw me giving hugs and ask me for one. He told me he didn’t give or receive hugs for 3 years! I was astonished and I gave him another hug straight away! He shared that after few months without physical touch from someone else, you start feeling down.
Montreal, Quebec, Canada – Day 221 – Hug story #8190
I met and gave a hug to Clémence on day 216 and she was astonished by my project. She loved the idea so much that she wanted to be part of it. So we planned to meet on day 221, I gave her a official HUG4LOVE T-shirt and we change many people lives in the old port of Montreal.
Montreal, Quebec, Canada – Day 274 – Hug story #9416
After I gave him a hug, he told me he was waiting for a sign to start seeing a psychologist to help him. He confirmed that I was that sign and he was very grateful for my act of kindness.
Montreal, Quebec, Canada – Day 318 – Hug story #9941
While their truck was stopped at the red light, one firefighter came out and gave me a hug. He also wished me a happy new year and said ”Thank you for what you’re doing”
Montreal, Quebec, Canada – Day 325 – Hug story #9996
While I passed by that lady, she said ” Don’t ever give up”. It’s as if she knew I needed to her those powerful words at that very moment. When I gave her a hug she said ”that really means a lot, thank you”!
Montreal, Quebec, Canada – Day 325 – Hug story #10,000
Here’s Hundi, we talked for 30 minutes about lots of different things like travelling, psychology, mental health and my HUG4LOVE movement. He was very happy to see my desire to help humanity.
The hug was given exactly at the same spot as the very first hug of the HUG4LOVE Movement ten months earlier.
Montreal, Canada – Day 327 – Hug story #10,020
While I was riding the Subway, a lady offered me a donut in exchange for a hug! It was a very fun interaction, she was very impressed by my mission and told me that in fact, there is a big need for hugs.
Rabat, Morocco – Day 347 – Hug story #10,483
I had one of the nicest Moroccan experience with my friend Annas here. Shortly after we met, we formed a little group and we cooked a tagine on a fire next to the beach! Super traditional experience and it was delicious.
Fes, Morocco – Day 360 – Hug story #10,916
I was going through my Tiktok comments on my videos and this guy, Abdennacer wrote to me that if ever I was visiting his city, I could live with his family! I actually did. I met his mom, his brothers and sisters and the nephew and nieces. They were all lovely people and I was so grateful for so much kindness, so much generosity! I will always remember you my friend.