Released just a few months after September 11, 2001, Dave Matthews Band's video for their single Everyday showed just how much love there is in the world. It was refreshing to watch Judah Friedlander spread free hugs throughout Charlottesville, VA and New York City. Here is his journey …
  1. He wakes up with a wonderful idea in his heart. He wants to spread love 😀
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  2. At first, it's not easy to get hugs. He tries …
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  3. He fails
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  4. He fails again …
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  5. And again …
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  6. Sometimes politely being told no, thanks
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  7. And other times, being ignored by the commissioner of Major League Baseball
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  8. It's enough to make a man sit down and feel sad
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  9. But then … it all turns around. Here's a hug!
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  10. Even though her husband was visibly uncomfortable with it
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  11. Sure, says this college student
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  12. There were strong hugs …
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  13. Gentle hugs …
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  14. And unsure at first …
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  15. Welcoming, sweet hugs.
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  16. Everyone was happy to share their love
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  17. Just watching these hugs releases the same endorphins in me as actual hugs
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  18. Judah crashes the C'Ville news station
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  19. The anchor finds it pretty funny
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  20. He nearly tackles the weatherman with his running hug!
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  21. Back outside, the hugs continue ❤️
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  22. Playing ball and getting hugs.
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  23. NYC hugs … probably harder to come by
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  24. Maybe not! Everyone wants to bear hug this guy
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  25. Two at once at an outdoor seating area for a restaurant
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  26. Pure joy!
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  27. Ahhhhh, crazy group hug by a whole elementary school class!
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  28. These kids made his day so much brighter 😀
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  29. In the studio where dmb are rehearsing!
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  30. Random studio guy hug.
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  31. LeRoi hug! (Rest in peace 'Roi)
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  32. Fonzie!
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  33. Carter Beauford on the drums 👍
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  34. I've actually hugged Boyd Tinsley before. He's an amazing hugger. Strong. Long hold time. You feel his love.
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  35. Ah Dave …
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  36. FDNY, NYPD, and Port Authority Police deserve a million hugs for what they do
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  37. Awwww
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  38. Here comes Tiki Barber …
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  39. Tiki hug!!!
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  40. Too many things in her hand to hug back. That's okay 😀
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  41. So many good feelings
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  42. Hugs on top of the bar at Coyote Wild
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  43. Back in the street for more hugs
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  44. SHERYL CROW HUG
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  45. Neighhhhhh
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  46. Hey hey, Vincent Pastore
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  47. Hallie Kate Eisenberg, the Pepsi girl!
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  48. Conan ❤️💜💚
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  49. Touching hug from blue man group
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    Last hug for him … what a long day 😀