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!

2011-2012 HugTrainUSA in planning stages

Hello everyone,
Just wanted to let you know that we are already planning the next HugTrainUSA
We plan to leave from Atlanta on 12/26 and travel to New Orleans, Chicago, San Francisco, Portland, Whitefish MT, Chicago again, DC and Orlando with some long and short stops in between. We hope to see (and hug) you along the way!


  1. Valerie Stirling says:

    I wish that you could come visit our Safe Haven Drop IN Center in Colusa, Ca. Your idea is awesome I wish more people would step up.

  2. Hi Valerie!

    Thanks for your kind words!
    Unfortunately this year the closest we get is passing through Yuba City around 1 AM on 1/2 🙁
    I wish more people would step up to but I’m being the change I want to see in the world 🙂
    You can start your own HugUps in Coluba though – Letting people know they can drop in for a hug anytime 🙂
    Let me know how it goes


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