Group hoping to create Northampton’s ‘biggest group hug’ in Abington Street

People in Abington Street in Northampton will be offered free hugs
People in Abington Street in Northampton will be offered free hugs

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.”