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Hugging can be contagious

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Andy Montoya offers a free hug to a woman in Manhattan's Union Square during a February Free Hugs Campaign event. (Michael Dang/CNS)

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After its video debut on YouTube, The Free Hugs Campaign has inspired huggers across the world to start their own campaigns. (Michael Dang/CNS)

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Group hugs are a common sight at any Free Hugs event. Here, Andy Montoya holds a sign in Spanish and is engulfed in hugs by a group of teenagers. (Michael Dang/CNS)

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After its video debut on YouTube, The Free Hugs Campaign has inspired huggers across the world to start their own campaigns. (Michael Dang/CNS)

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Can one man change the world by offering free hugs? Juan Mann thinks he can.


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