Sunday, January 21, 2007

A New Kind of Superhero

Hug Man, originally uploaded by Neorelix.

This generous chap was pointed out to me by a friend this afternoon. What I found odd - apart from a guy giving away hugs in the Market Square on a cold January afternoon - was that people were taking him up on it. One woman even ran to him (leaving her partner looking embarrassed and no doubt re-evaluating their relationship's affection-quotient). I did find myself wondering if free was that much of a bargain given that hugs aren't generally expensive in Cambridge; not from the charity shop where I go anyway... But I can tell you one thing - he's not nearly so cheery after your 8th hug that's for sure...