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November 4, 2018 1:26 PM   Subscribe

"His parents told him 'it’s time to go bye-bye', so he gave every stranger a hug." Twitter | Threadreader
posted by Johnny Wallflower (26 comments total) 22 users marked this as a favorite
 
Argh. Stahp. Too much pure.
posted by doornoise at 1:44 PM on November 4, 2018 [1 favorite]


Heart-strings......pulled. Eyes watering. Emotions engaged.
posted by triage_lazarus at 1:50 PM on November 4, 2018


*hugs MetaFilter*
posted by Fizz at 2:03 PM on November 4, 2018 [9 favorites]


What a precious bean!

My dachshund puppy did this in a park once. It caused less delight than you would have thought it would.
posted by Countess Elena at 2:05 PM on November 4, 2018 [12 favorites]


My dachshund puppy did this in a park once. It caused less delight than you would have thought it would.

I'd prefer the dog, which is probably cleaner.
posted by thelonius at 2:22 PM on November 4, 2018 [5 favorites]


Note: Everyone needs a hug.
posted by TedW at 2:26 PM on November 4, 2018 [6 favorites]


Awwwww unexpected kid hugs are the best. I try to be super cognizant of never making a child feel pressured to give hugs, so when they decide to just give out a million of them, wholeheartedly.. that’s just pretty awesome.

Would also eagerly accept this from anyone’s dog.
posted by obfuscation at 2:37 PM on November 4, 2018 [14 favorites]


Oh my god, I thought it was going to be, like, GOODBYE goodbye. I am weeping from relief!
posted by Sweetie Darling at 2:40 PM on November 4, 2018 [52 favorites]


Oh my god, I thought it was going to be, like, GOODBYE goodbye. I am weeping from relief!


"You, stay. I, go...no following." 😭
posted by trackofalljades at 2:51 PM on November 4, 2018 [6 favorites]


Kid also knows how to end a hug, with that polite little stiff arm, not everybody manages that.
posted by chavenet at 3:31 PM on November 4, 2018 [19 favorites]


Awwww!

Kids that age are walking germ factories. Cute huggable walking germ factories.

Would hug anyway.
posted by BlueHorse at 4:32 PM on November 4, 2018 [1 favorite]


We went to Korea recently and I learned that my tiny blonde two year old will take Korean grandma's by the hand and lead them around malls, airports, parks...where ever and they just let her! If I could have just dropped into a swoon I might have.
posted by stormygrey at 5:08 PM on November 4, 2018 [12 favorites]


I will not play at tug o'war.
I'd rather play at hug o'war,
Where everyone hugs
Instead of tugs,
Where everyone giggles
And rolls on the rug,
Where everyone kisses,
And everyone grins,
And everyone cuddles,
And everyone wins.
posted by 4ster at 5:55 PM on November 4, 2018 [14 favorites]


Original video (and in higher quality).
posted by cichlid ceilidh at 6:16 PM on November 4, 2018 [2 favorites]


My favourite parts are the reactions to a surprise hug from behind. "What the?! Oh, I'm being hugged. Is this ok? Yeah, this is good."
posted by CaseyB at 6:39 PM on November 4, 2018 [5 favorites]


I also thought this link would involve a dying child! 😳
posted by bendy at 7:26 PM on November 4, 2018 [2 favorites]


MementoMoriOctober is over, y'all, no need to be so twitchy about my posts. Sheesh.
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 7:49 PM on November 4, 2018 [5 favorites]


Johnny, it’s been a long, hard ride and t’ain’t over yet. I, too, thought this was the long bye-bye and thrilled I was wrong. Thanks for posting!
posted by Bella Donna at 1:04 AM on November 5, 2018 [3 favorites]


The funniest thing about this, to me, is that at this age hugging a bunch of strangers goodbye at the music festival is not that categorically different from hugging a bunch of barely-remembered or never-before-met aunts and uncles and second cousins goodbye at the big family Thanksgiving.
posted by drlith at 4:46 AM on November 5, 2018 [12 favorites]


The way he walks with his arms wide open! My heart!
posted by 41swans at 4:57 AM on November 5, 2018 [2 favorites]


Adorbs!

On the threadreader link I got served an ad to “click to vote republican” with Dump’s face in a rather distopian looking red and blue, two-tone bad filter photo-illustration. Poor targeting.
posted by amanda at 6:17 AM on November 5, 2018 [1 favorite]


I saw something similar to this when I was a banker at a retail bank branch. Mom comes in with a kid about the same age, maybe a little older. The kid walks around the branch to every single person, plants himself in front of them and waves while saying, "Hi!"

Mom stands in line and keeps an eye on the kid. After he personally and individually greets everyone, he goes back to mom and they stand in line. A few minutes later mom has completed her transaction and it's time to leave so she says, "Time to go. Say, 'Bye bye.'"

So he does...to each person individually in the exact reverse of when he came in. Mom just waited patiently with a bemused look on her face.

My heart grew three sizes that day.
posted by VTX at 7:17 AM on November 5, 2018 [9 favorites]


Obviously adults wandering up to people and hugging them would not go over well (and rightfully so), but wow would it ever be great if all of us could keep a little more every day of the sweetness and generosity as adults that we all start out with.

Also, I'm a little bit jealous, because those looked like some pretty awesome hugs.
posted by BigHeartedGuy at 11:52 AM on November 5, 2018 [3 favorites]


We need to make sure we keep this clip handy so that when a higher civilization comes here and is deciding whether we should be wiped out of existence for the good of the universe, this much at least can be factored in our favor.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 11:53 AM on November 5, 2018 [5 favorites]


MetaFilterHumanity: we should be wiped out of existence for the good of the universe
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 3:47 PM on November 5, 2018


They're bringing that baby up right! So sweet.
posted by Sublimity at 5:35 PM on November 5, 2018


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