Chicagoans enjoy free hugs on Michigan Ave.

April 4, 2009 (CHICAGO) From 10 a.m. until 10 p.m., members of the Chicago non-profit group called Positive Focus were offering free hugs to people walking by the old Water Tower.

The idea behind Free Hugs Day is to spread love one hug at a time and show that people do care.

Saturday's event was under way in 23 states, 20 countries and on six of the world's seven continents. It was truly a global effort.

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