There he was, standing in my old neighborhood in the middle of a busy sidewalk in Columbia Heights.
He had a sign that read, Free Hugs.
I didn't hug him as my arms were full of groceries, but I smiled.
He caught my eye and said, "You have great evening."
As I walked away, I heard a woman approach him and ask, "Honey, are you that lonely?" She then exclaimed, " Let me give you a hug!"
And she did.
Sometimes, even when things seem kooky, weird and strange, they are also kind of magical.
I send all three of you readers a big giant FREE HUG.