Hugs make my heart full.

Something special happens when you hug far-away, met-on-the-net friends for the first time

and worship in the same place together.

It’s a surreal joy to sit around one table with 18 internet friends — talking, laughing, and sharing life and french fries.

It’s hard to explain and hard to understand if you aren’t a part of something like this — this something I struggle to describe. Tam said it perfectly when she said these friendships are just like pen pals but for a new generation.

And meeting them face-to-face, it’s filling the spaces between words with hugs. It’s placing a twitter name with a laugh. It’s a conversation that isn’t limited to 140 characters. It’s taking a picture with a friend right next to you instead of taking a picture for a friend to show them what’s next to you. It’s the embodiment of joy, laughter, and friendship of the heart.

And today, my heart is full. Let’s do this again sometime.

(@kassincahoots & @hannahruthie)

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2 thoughts on “Hugs make my heart full.

  1. I guess I know what you felt that day. One day I had that experience, and it was kind of weird to me, but if you meet the right people, it’s ok 🙂

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