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!

Quick facts

Mission

To offer a different perspective on the world by distributing and facilitating the exchange of hugs and mental health support by using technology to connect with people online and offline

Founder

The HugTrain concept is the brainchild of Arie Moyal. Arié has a degree in psychology and has dedicated his life to bringing about a thriving, empowered and united society.

Goals

The specific goals for HugTrain 2014-15 are twofold:

– Grow the HugTrainUSA community to include as many people as possible- on as many social media channels as possible, who will help promote mental wellness and/or will be coming to one of the train stops to receive a hug.

Inspire others to take take on social isolation with a small action that is available to them.

HugTrain has travelled further than the equivalent of twice around the world by rail to deliver hugs.

Past HugTrains

In the past 5 years, Arie traveled near and far to give people hugs and raise awareness about mental wellness. He has hugged hundreds of people  and looks forward to hugging even more people this year!

What to Expect when HugTrain stops in your town: 
Lots of: Smiles, Laughter, Hugs, Conversation
Lots of Photos of Hugging, Laughing +++
Hm…. Who knows maybe even some Singing and Dancing! 🙂
Let’s Get Creative..!
Come Get Creative with us…

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