|Group photo, courtesy of Nath Halawani|
"Our Hugs from the heart.. Made last night a "night to remember".. You guys & gurls were AMAZING"...
So much joy was gathered on that Hamra-scented corner, where several joyful human beings came holding the most powerful weapon of all, a relaxing smile it was. I must admit I came ill and tired, but the thrill of our last flashmob 2 weeks ago was enough to make the pain vanish on that same corner. Amazingly they all came at the time we already set earlier, and to a much more astonishment, numbers of newcomers began to rapidly rise. Last time they came alone, each by himself, which made them heroes as I once called them. But this time was completely different since the groups that came were, each by themselves, the main essence of such a flashmob.
|Tribute to her lover|
.."It was really awesome. Thanks for brightening up our lives!"..
|Hug me and touch my hair|
.."yesterday was AMAZING !!! there was so much passion everywhere :) many many people were spreadin love..Hamra street was celebrating the joy of a true decent hug ♥ ♥ "..
.."kento bet3a22do , khallina bi hal hemmeh , m rly 7ebbaytkon :)"..
|People can't just go by without snapping some photos with the free huggers :)|
The boys were amazingly self-driven and kind of lead the flashmob further into the street with all the jumping, shouts, calls and clown-ish yet distinguished gestures, which actually broke more ice with the common bypassers and helped them hand out a hug much more smoothly. In the end it's all a matter of drawing that smile, isn't it? :)
.."It was an awesome day....Lots of love and positive energy...hope everyone can join next time...."..
You ask me now what I like most about our tiny flashmob, well my answer is simply that we're having a genuine testimony of pure Lebanese people at their best. No hatred was there, no calling names or standing at the edge of religion, sect or location. No discrimination of any kind, no negativity at all, no feeling like a stranger whatsoever. Whether you were young, old, girl or boy, compassionate in nature or not so affectionate, you will eventually hand us the child in you and simply connect you to all those souls wandering right before your eyes.
.."Yesterday I had two free hugs, but plz hire more guys cz I don't feel right hugging girls"..
|In my opinion, this photo deserves the title of the flashmob's best hug. Just look at them..|
It was thrilling to see all my friends drown in their own sweat :D Well I admit it for certain, mother nature couldn't have chosen a harder way to tell us she's suffering other than this day. Humidity simply break its records more than any other time. Nevertheless, no humidity or any other obstacle could've stopped us from spreading the joy and transferring some of the magic happy dust we all had in our pockets.
.."I hugged a guy that hates people. No seriously, he had a tattoo on his arm that said I HATE PEOPLE."..
|more bypassers wanted to take photos as a souvenir|
.."YAY!! I can't believe I hugged Michel Azzi and he replied with the famous ELAK"..