Image taken on the 21st August 2008, he was giving away hugs I was there for 30 minutes and so many people hugged him. (shhhh I didn’t give him a hug). Pitt street mall Sydney.

Little did I know that I was photographing a small piece of history have a look at the link below (thanks Imagematrix for bringing this to my attention)

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  • Kaimarie
    Kaimarieover 6 years ago


  • Thank you Kai

    – David Petranker

  • Ladier
    Ladierabout 6 years ago

    Free hugs eh? He looks like my High School english teacher and I hated him XD NO hugs for this guy.

  • I hear what you are saying

    – David Petranker

  • Glenn Stephenson
  • Thanks Imagematrix wow I photographed a piece of history cool

    – David Petranker

  • Andrew Pollard
    Andrew Pollardabout 6 years ago

    I saw this guy on tv a while ago kk …well done

  • Thnak you Andee

    – David Petranker

  • EarthGipsy
    EarthGipsyabout 6 years ago

    LOL! Great capture David.

  • Thank you for the great comment EG

    – David Petranker

  • kcranmer
    kcranmerabout 6 years ago

    I’d give him a hug…great urban shot!

  • I bet u would KC

    – David Petranker

  • Kerstin  Inga
    Kerstin Ingaabout 6 years ago

    I clicked the link!! and it bought a tear to my eye!! The world should be like this anyway!!! Wooooow….im just blown away. and am now faving this shot!!! :-))))))))))

  • Thank you for the comment Kirsty

    – David Petranker

  • sharra
    sharraabout 6 years ago

    i love this whole free hugs thing happening in our city. ive given hugs to some of these people. its fantastic. they are actually nice guys. love your work btw, you capture life. its very ME.

  • Thanks Sharra and nice to meet you

    – David Petranker

  • Di Jenkins
    Di Jenkinsabout 6 years ago

    Fun shot! Will have to have to watch the video!

  • Relly nice person

    – David Petranker

  • micheleirene
    micheleireneabout 6 years ago

    Fantastic capture. Just watched the video and wow! I think it is awesome that you have captured this great moment :)

  • Thank you Shell sorry about the late response

    – David Petranker

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