Hugs and high fives delivered at Oakland market

December 16, 2012 7:26:07 PM PST
Maybe now more than ever, we could all use a good hug. And that's what volunteers from the Hunting Happiness Project delivered at the Oakland Farmers Market Sunday.

As visitors browsed in Jack London Square, they were hit with random acts of kindness like hugs, high fives, or just an encouraging word. They say small gestures can make a big difference.

"Love can really cover up and kinda help you get through the day," Victorville resident Thesselonia Watkins said. "Love, I think that's something that's stronger than anything."

Hayward resident Nina Marley said, "It was really nice, for somebody to reach out and just be nice. Something we need to do more of, I think."

The volunteers at the Love'n Aid booth also wrote notes of inspiration encouraging others to step up and spread the good will.

Help was also made available to people struggling with hunger, homelessness, and employment issues.


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