First of all, if you've never heard of the Free Hugs Campaign, visit FreeHugsCampaign.org.
Last night the Blackmer family met up with friends and fellow Couchsurfers in Republic Square for the first-ever Free Hugs event in Yerevan. Representing India, Syria, Poland, Iran, the U.S., and of course, Armenia, we spread some much-needed love to young and old, locals and tourists, and even recruited a few participants to our campaign. Although the police were bound by duty to question our motives, once they understood we were doing nothing more than promoting our message of peace and friendship, they were smiling at us (though they didn't hug us)!
It's yet another reminder that there is good all around us in the world... we only have to open our eyes, our minds, and our hearts.
MORE PHOTOS (sent to me by friends after the event)