WAYNESBORO, Va. - Moviegoers got more than just tickets when they arrived at a Waynesboro theater. Volunteers raising awareness about depression and seasonal affective disorder were there to offer hugs.
The News-Leader (http://bit.ly/WzhMYR ) reports seven volunteers held out bowls of chocolate and wore signs around their necks offering free hugs at Zeus Digital Theaters on Friday.
The volunteers were with a local chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. They also handed out literature about mental illness. The annual event was timed to occur around Valentine's Day.
Twelve-year-old moviegoer Kara Kirby ran over to a volunteer for a hug and exclaimed, "You just made my day!"
Information from: The Daily News Leader, http://www.newsleader.com
Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Beer glass aims to change people's focus. (Video)
David J. Peterson had to create a language for 'Game of Thrones.'
Your favorite Nationals outfielder is stripping down.
Drones, airliners and fighter jets at the Paris Air Show. (Photos)