People in Abington Street today will be offered free hugs and flowers by a group promoting random acts of kindness.
Members of HUGS (Helping U Grow Stronger) will be gathering outside Costa Coffee in Abington Street at 12.30pm and will invite people to take part in a group hug.
Shoppers and passers-by will then be offered hugs and flowers with cards attached inviting them to suggest a random act of kindness.
At 3pm, the group will then be going to the Guildhall, where there will be a seed/seedling swap, and there will be tea, cake all served with hugs and smiles on ‘pay-As-You-feel’ basis.
Tony Rutter, spokesman for HUGS, said: “We will be trying to create the biggest group hug in Northampton ever.
“We will be offering hugs not forcing them on people.”