Hug it out tonight at Madra Rua Irish Pub

Image by Flickr user Jesslee Cuizon

It's happening again.

Maybe some of you have seen videos on YouTube of people standing around in public places, holding signs offering hugs for free.

Well, now Charleston folks have a chance to get in on the hugging action.

Arie Moyal, a French Canadian now living in London, is riding around the United States on a train for the next couple of weeks. He’s getting off at each stop and hugging people to raise money for Mental Health America. It’s all part of Hug Train USA.

Because of the recent winter weather, he’s now inaugurating his journey from good old Charleston, South Carolina. Please come out to Madra Rua Irish Pub on Wednesday, December 29 at 7 p.m. to give hugs, get hugs and send Arie off with some Southern charm. His train leaves from North Charleston at 9:48pm, so we will have a couple of hours to hug it up with him.

We hope to see you there! Everyone is welcome, so forward to anyone you know who might be interested.

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