The Hug | Stories. Kindness. Love. And connection. [Best of]

I know it’s become vogue in the podcast space to wrap up the year with a look back at some of your favorite moments, guests and conversations. The high-profile humans, provocative moments, mega-ahas. And, hey, we’ve done that in the past. But as we bring this year to a close, we wanted to reflect on something else. Human beings. Stories. Kindness. Love. And connection. And, more than anything, you. Our community.

Over the years, we’ve been curating stories from our community. Stories that allow us to see more of the goodness in each other, how we’re all human, doing the best we can. Stories that remind us all that people are good, they can be kind even to total strangers in ways we never imagined. And, today, to close out this long-strange trip of a year, we wanted to share some of these curating stories, specifically from a collection of community stories we love to call The Hug.

Each story shares a moment or experience where a little bit of kindness, a little bit of sweetness, and just maybe a little bit of lightness and laughter touched into the storyteller’s life, and reminded them how good people can be. I feel like we all need a little bit of that right now. So sit back and enjoy these stories. And, maybe, find a little space to rediscover your own tender heart along the way. End of the day, that’s really what it’s all about. See you in 2023.

You can find our storytellers at:

Marsha Shandur: Instagram | Website

Yvonne Ator: Website

IN-Q: Instagram | Website

Dan Stones: Wildfire note on Twitter

Jana Langford: Instagram | Website

Gabra Zackman: Instagram

Rick Charlie: Facebook

Susan Piver: Instagram

Erin Moon: Instagram | Website

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