Free Peace Hugs Light Up The Mall By Bill Sorem | September 22, 2011 LikeTweet EmailPrint More More on Minnesota Subscribe to Minnesota Click picture to watch reactions from people to free peace hugs Click picture to watch reactions from people to free peace hugsDid you get your free hug this week? Four women lit up the Nicollet Mall of International Day of Peace, September 21, 2011 with, “Hugs For Peace,” or high fives for those who preferred less bodily contact. Noon-time walkers on the Nicollet Mall are accustomed to being accosted with flyers, petitions, requests for interviews and other disruptions. These interruptions often produce sober rejections or glancing the other way. However, the “Peace Huggers” got smiles, laughter and joyful faces. It was all from one woman’s idea. Grace Morgan ,Minneapolis got the idea, posted on Facebook and 3 other women showed up to hug. The recipients reactions were most appropriate for Peace Day. Support this story and all the stories from The Uptake. Donate.