Saturday, July 9, 2011


Dear Friends,

You know me as Willow, but countless people in the Los Angeles, CA AND Salem, OR area know me simply as "The Free Hugs Girl." This morning, while hugging and spreading love to Oregonians at the Salem Saturday Market, I was BANNED and escorted out of a public parking lot. This has happened before, and I'm sure it will happen again, but I need your help.

I'm putting together a petition to present to the SSM (Salem Saturday Market) Manager (who conveniently refused to give his name). Please help continue the Huggers' work of spreading love and acceptance through the simple act of a hug by spreading the word of this travesty to your friends, loved ones, and anyone/everyone you know in Salem, Oregon.

Free Hugs is about love, acceptance, and instilling a sense of self-worth in anyone and everyone who passes by. No judgements, no exceptions. Fat, thin, tall, short, old, young, dog, cat, bird, race, gender... NONE of that matters. Help keep me hugging - and save the world. One hug at a time.

More info about the petition coming soon. But understand this: Mr. Manager does NOT know who he's messed with. HUGGERS UNITE!!!


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