In which our intrepid hero feels all cuddly.

I’m not normally the type to beam with civic pride for the city of Sydney, but I have to make an exception this time.

YouTube launched their annual awards recently, and Sydneysider Juan Mann (a pseudonym, surely?) won the prize for Most Inspiring Video, with his “Free Hugs Campaign”:

I saw this early one morning on Rage and was moved nearly to tears; even now, I get all misty-eyed.

I think Mann’s (and the Sick Puppies’) video well and truly deserves this award. I wish I could point to it and say that I now live in the huggiest city in the world, but alas… I guess that’s the whole point.