Working on some t-shirt designs - gimme your thoughts! #hugsandhighfives #hugtheworld #bigdave #hug #bigdavehugstheworldin80days
Was going through some pictures for an upcoming talk and came across this gem when a Turkish boy wanted a hug. Hugs make everything better. #hugs #hugsandhighfives #hugtheworld #bigdave #bigdavehugstheworld
I want to thank the amazing Dr Christa Heyward for hosting me at Ernie Davis Academy- the 8th graders I spoke with were awesome and many of them left me feeling hopeful about the future.
What was really funny was the one kid who slept through my whole talk but immediately woke and smiled when I said “let’s take a picture.” - you can see me pointing to him in one of the pics:) I told him that as important as sleep is- it’s even more important to know when to wake up!! #hugs #hugsandhighfives #hugtheworld #wakeup #bigdave #erniedavis
More Hugs from cool kids like Mercedes. #hugsandhighfives #hugs #erniedavis
You know that you’re doing a great job as a speaker when one teacher is in tears and kid says that he “doesn’t know the words” to express how he feels and that a High5 isn’t enough and wants a hug.
As we hugged, he said “Don’t you ever stop what you’re doing: this is just amazing.” Thanks man.
#hugsandhighfives #hugs #bigdave #erniedavis #dontstop
The calm before the storm of a few hundred 8th graders at Ernie Davis Academy in Elmira NY who are going to listen to me speak this morning. Have a happy day everyone! #hugtheworld #hugsandhighfives #erniedavis
On Thursday June 20th, The Green Cat Juice Bar become my personal “Hug Hub” for the the day where I’ll be offering what hugs, high5s and bits of happiness that I can to the community of Virginia Beach.
After embracing people high schools, colleges, churches, public spaces and too many other locations where evil acts have happened - I’ve seen how these violent acts fracture communities and tatters the fabric of humanity.
That’s why I do what I do - because I can’t think of a better way to rebuild the trust and the societal threads of humanity than offering an embrace to a stranger, giving a random passerby a high5, or smiling at someone I’ll never see again.
That hug, high5 and smile may be the difference in someone’s life.
Goethe wrote “Be Bold and Mighty Forces will come to you aid.”
Hugs and high5s are bold
YOU are the mighty force
Join me at The Green Cat Cafe and let’s stitch up the precious fabric of humanity!
Thank you Advantage Rental Car - I can’t hug the world without ya!
Green Cat Cafe
3801 Pacific Ave
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
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