Perhaps you remember this video from a couple of years ago, when Ken E Nwadike Jr., who runs a race events company, gave away free hugs at the Boston Marathon, a year after the terrorist bombing killed innocent people and united a city in the process.
He’s still at it with his Free Hugs Project. Unfortunately, it’s hard to see where it’s catching on.
He went to a Donald Trump rally in Wisconsin. Let’s just say it’s no Boston.
On the Free Hugs Project’s Facebook page, a woman says she was at the Trump rally and says Nwadike got plenty of hugs from Trump supporters.
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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