Just finished lecturing before Dr. Gail Ramsey's public speaking class at Delaware County Community College.
From a podium's eye view, it always tough figuring out if you're reaching the audience but seeing most of the students wipe away a few tears is always a good sign. #hugsmatter #speakingfromtheheart
Buoyed by the overwhelming warmth from hugging the nation’s heart, I find myself returning to Kansas and the city of Olathe
On April 3rd, I will be embracing people Kansas Coffee Cafe and Austins Bar and Grill where 1 Indian man was killed and 2 others were shot in a senseless act of violence and hate.
As with so many other aspects of my life, I've no clue as to what I'm doing but that isn’t going to stop me from doing what I can to try and usher in some healing; one hug and high5 at a time. #hugsmatter
Meet Robin Cole - an ex Pittsburgh Steeler linebacker and cancer survivor who was in Philadelphia to speak at an oncology conference.
As much as I wanted to give him a hug...I just couldn't because he was just talking too much shit about my Dallas Cowboys and flashing his Super Bowl XIV ring.
He said he respected my principles as well as my story and hugged me anyway.
#SportsGrudgesareREAL #hugsmatter #dallascowboysnation
People like my #HUGSMATTER sign so much that I got some stickers made and have taken to "deputizing" folks.
Meet Leigh, an awesome young woman that I've known since she was a kid when I trained her mother back in the 90's - I am old.
Anyway, Leigh noticed that I could use some social media/website help and contacted me out of the blue to offer assistance.
Thank you, Leigh - Hugs and High5s to you.
Also- I'm not the only one out there that needs help so if there is someone out there that you admire: hit 'em up and offer what you can. It doesn't take a lot to make someone better. #hugsmatter #bigdavehugstheworld
You aren't going to believe this but it really true.
I was just at a cafe and a woman with tears in her eyes approached me and said, “Excuse me can I have a hug- i just got accepted to med school and have to tell some one”
Of course, I obliged and I also bought her some “bubbly” in the form of sparkling water and some cookies to celebrate her getting into Miami Medical School. So with that, meet Victoria a future doctor, a great hugger and a woman that made my day!
Hugs and High5’s Everyone:) Big Dave
#hugsmatter #bigdavehugstheworld #serendipity
My last hug and high5 of this trip was with my friend Paul whom I hadn't seen since the 90's - damn, I'm old. It was great to catch up. #bigdavehugstheworld #gettingtotheheartofthematter #hugsmatter #catchingup
My day isn’t nearly over but only one thing could be better than my goal of embracing over half of the 200 people that live in Lebanon, Kansas and that is: hugging and kissing Emily, a 100 year old woman, and her girlfriend who is 99!
Also, having a couple drive halfway across the state just for a hug was awesome too.
#success #bigdavehugstheworld #gettingtotheheartofthematter #hugsmatter