David Hale Sylvester is arrogant.

"How arrogant?" you ask.

He is just arrogant enough to believe that he can change the world one hug at a time....and why shouldn't he think this way??

Since losing a lifelong friend in the tragedy of September 11, 2001, David has done the the unfathomable by traveling throughout North America, Africa, Asia and Australia by bicycle and putting himself in the position to encounter hundreds of thousands of people. 

To many, that experience may have been overwhelming but not him.

"Big Dave", as he is known to his friends,  was prepared for this life challenge  because he discovered that within each embrace lies a nourishing kernel of happiness, will, warmth, understanding and wisdom.  

And it is the global exchange of these kernels that fuel his steps forward to volunteer at hospitals, shelters, schools and other charities around the world.

Now, with an award winning documentary, a bestseller and numerous articles  to his credit- David could stop moving forward with his mission but isn’t.

...in fact, he’s probably somewhere smiling, hugging and high-fiving someone as you read this.

Go find him and get a Big Dave hug:)