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On Wednesday as I was walking back from the CupCakery to home I made my usual way across the front of Notre Dame. On any given day, it’s usually swarming with folks taking pictures, some police presence, kids trying to steal peoples purses, people eating crepes, and as of late – a lot of construction.
So perhaps it wasn’t too surprising that when I saw people standing around with cardboard signs I figured it was just another protest. Well, turns out, I was sorta correct.
See, ‘Câlins Gratuits’ translates as ‘Free hugs’ – and they were…well…giving them out. You know, for free. So not a protest per se, but more of a hugfest.
There was perhaps half a dozen of them standing around, of all shapes, sizes and ages, and all with cardboard signs – one side in English, and the other in French. Below were four of them clustered together, but there was another few wandering around and spontaneously hugging people passing by.
They stood there smiling, waiting, holding up the signs and occasionally holding open their arms – waiting for someone to embrace them:
I watched for a couple minutes, and on average, I’d say about half to three-quarters of the folks in the immediate line of open arm fire did indeed take the opportunity for a free hug.
As you can see below – both old and young took advantage of the situation.
Now the irony here being that just four short hours later in this very spot – there were probably a lot of folks that needed hugs. It was the opening ceremony of a large structure built in front of Notre Dame and the mood of many nearby wasn’t terribly joyous (yup, even full-on protesters!).
But, at least during this afternoon – it was all hand-drawn hearts, smiles and hugs. Perfect for the holiday season!
I swim, bike and run. Then, I come here and write about my adventures. It’s as simple as that. Most of the time. If you’re new around these parts, here’s the long version of my story.
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You probably stumbled upon here looking for a review of a sports gadget. If you’re trying to decide which unit to buy – check out my in-depth reviews section. Some reviews are over 60 pages long when printed out, with hundreds of photos! I aim to leave no stone unturned.
I travel a fair bit, both for work and for fun. Here’s a bunch of random trip reports and daily trip-logs that I’ve put together and posted. I’ve sorted it all by world geography, in an attempt to make it easy to figure out where I’ve been.
The most common question I receive outside of the “what’s the best GPS watch for me” variant, are photography-esq based. So in efforts to combat the amount of emails I need to sort through on a daily basis, I’ve complied this “My Photography Gear” post for your curious minds! It’s a nice break from the day to day sports-tech talk, and I hope you get something out of it!
Many readers stumble into my website in search of information on the latest and greatest sports tech products. But at the end of the day, you might just be wondering “What does Ray use when not testing new products?”. So here is the most up to date list of products I like and fit the bill for me and my training needs best! DC Rainmaker 2019 swim, bike, run, and general gear list. But wait, are you a female and feel like these things might not apply to you? If that’s the case (but certainly not saying my choices aren’t good for women), and you just want to see a different gear junkies “picks”, check out The Girl’s 2018 Gear Guide too.