He’s a psychiatrist from San Diego - she an anesthesiologist from Canada- neither has social media- they now live in Dallas and are visiting Philly for the weekend and LOVE Hugs & High5s!
This just a taste of what’s gonna happen in Las Vegas in a week:) #bigdaveisstillhuggin
Traveling the world offering embraces used to sound crazy to other people - and even me to some extent - but not any more.
The many violent outbursts in recent years has made the healing elements within a hug and a smile essential.
You may know of my recent 48 state hug and high5 tour but be unaware of my other trips to cities where tragedy struck - places like Orlando after The Pulse Nightclub shooting - Olathe, Kansas - San Bernardino - Chicago and other cities.
Embracing 14,000 people over the summer was more than fun; it was essential. Comforting a shooting victim or a shaken community is critical.
But, while my hugs are delivered for free - the airfare, hotel and other logistical needs are not.
In the next month or so I will travel to Las Vegas on November 24th and Sutherland Springs, Texas on December 22nd - to offer what hugs, high5s and good will that I can.
That said, if you sponsor me or the trip I will be the embracing while wearing your logo, scent, or Instagramming on your behalf.
Contact me and we can help heal together. #bigdaveisstillhuggin #lookingforahugsponsor
I am so sure that someone went up to Denzel Washington on the set of his new film and said, “Uhhh....you know you look like this dude name David Sylvester, right??”
Embracing Vegas is only a week or so away!! #bigdaveisstillhuggin
Vegas, get ready for a big ol’ hug on November 24th!!
This November 24th, Black Friday, I will be hugging and high5’ing people in Las Vegas as a way to help that community rebound and usher in the holiday season with a smile.
Through a partnership with Advantage Rental Car, embraces, smiles and good vibes will be delivered to individuals and businesses throughout the Las Vegas area from 7AM to 7PM.
Hug and High5 locations include:
The Mandalay Bay
Las Vegas Police Department
The Las Vegas Review Journal
Advantage Rental Car
The Hydrant Club - dog park
The world famous “Welcome to Las Vegas” sign
and many more
The first post-tragedy holiday can hurt the most so contact me if you know of any business/individuals in the Las Vegas metro area that need to smile and I will get them on my list!
Doing what I can to make the world smile
PS: Before you even ask, there will be a similar event in Sutherland Springs Texas to help that community heal on December 22nd. #bigdaveisstillhuggin
2000- my year of 4 bodybuilding contests and 3 triathlons- all I️ did was train. #tbt