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Morningside College students embrace free hugs day

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Sometimes you just can't beat a big bear hug. On Thursday, students at Morningside College had their arms wide open. The goal was to give out as many free hugs as possible.

Student government members said they attended a conference in Washington D.C. and that's where they began to embrace the idea.

Students said the free squeeze is all about spreading kindness because they want their campus to be a happy place.

For those who aren't huggers, they offered free candy, just to get a smile on people's faces.

"So, we have candy that says hugs on them for people that are not really huggy. And, some people are really people that want to give hugs, so we give them signs instead, and they can hug someone else, just keep it going and pass it on. So far, we've had mixed reaction, but it's mostly positive," Morningside College Sophomore Paul Johnson said.

Morningside student government hopes to make "free hugs day" a yearly event.

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