Founded in 2009 by Arié Moyal, HugTrain's mission is to offer a different perspective on the world and reduce social isolation by distributing and facilitating the exchange of hugs and peer-to-peer support by using technology to connect with people online and offline. This year, the 7th annual HugTour will crisscross North America from December 13, 2015 to January 7, 2016 raising spirits one hug at a time!

Welcome to the HugTrain!

If you’re here you’ve probably heard about #HugTrainUSA on twitter and you’re wondering what it is.

Here’s a quick overview:

I’ll be travelling around the USA by train starting in New York on December 27, 2009 and ending in Boston on January 10th , 2010.

I figured since I’m doing this anyway why not add a social change/charity aspect to it and make it fun?
I also thought that since the holidays can be tough on people some cheer could be useful and what better way than to spread it with hugs?

And that’s how I came up with the HugTrain!

8 stops in 15 days including Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Atlanta and Washington D.C. spreading holiday cheer and raising money and awareness about mental health!

For a more detailed itinerary, click here
I haven’t chosen a charity yet but I have approached some and am waiting to hear back.
What do you think? Can you help me spread the word or donate some time to make the HugTrain the best it can be?

Please comment below or e-mail me at arie <DOT> moyal <AT> gmail <DOT> com

Hope to hear from you!



  1. Arie,

    Looks GREAT. How may I best help you?

    Rock on!

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