On my way home from the Rally Agile Success Tour in Boston, I barely noticed the usual hustle and bustle of Park Street. There were a few people taking surveys, a couple of Mormon missionaries, a homeless person, and some street vendors, but they were a mere backdrop to the young woman holding up a FREE HUGS sign.
I was hit with a pang of shyness, so I sat back for a moment and watched a few people as they approached her. Some walked toward her tentatively while others strode right up. Heartened by all this, I too was ready.
I asked her what this was for. “To make people happy,” she said, as she accepted my embrace and embraced me in return.
I said thank you. But for some reason, I feel like I should say it again.