The very first question after my talk today at Montgomery County Community College's Annual Administrative Professionals Day Breakfast:
Can I get a hug?
Awesome! #hugsmatter #BigDaveHugsAmerica
When told that today is National High5 Day - the barista said, "That's like your birthday, Dave." #High5sMatter
This couple I met from Rochester, NY is celebrating their 9th anniversary today and - of course- got a big hug from me. Happy Anniversary!! #BigDaveHugsAmerica #hugsmatter
Get Ready America, Big Dave is coming.....for a hug!
Have a great weekend and stay tuned for more!!!
This is Alok Madasani and of the many people that I hugged in Kansas and Missouri over the last day or so - his embrace was the most special.
You see, Alok was a victim of shooting in a bar that left his best friend dead and another man injured and the reason why I came to Olathe, Kansas.
Though he would probably say otherwise; Alok is a courageous soul because he didn’t have to brave enough to meet a strange guy at a cafe that was coming there to give him a hug or strong enough to open up about what he’s been going through or even cool enough to laugh at my joke when I walked away from our table at a cafe and stopped for moment to say, “Hey, don’t go stealing my phone.” ... but he did, and it speaks volumes about him as well as the resilience of the human spirit.
When I gave him a name tag, Alok placed it on his chest and said, "from your heart and now over mine. Thanks Dave." No, thank you Alok, of all the people I engaged; yours was the hug, high5 and smile I came to feel.
I am here for you brother.
After hugging folks from 7AM to 10ish PM it's time for this Big Man to go to bed. G'night Olathe. #hugsmatter #hugsnhigh5s