Thursday, June 6, 2024


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Community Left In Awe By Local Man’s Kindness

TJ, also known as "The Free Hugs Guy," has captured the hearts of Mackay residents with his selfless acts of kindness despite facing unemployment.

You may have seen him around town, in front of shopping centres or driving around town with "Free hugs" proudly displayed on his car and attire.

While spreading community love through free hugs is already a significant gesture, TJ goes above and beyond by distributing vouchers worth $50 each for meat, fruit & veg, and other shopping amenities whenever he can, aiming to support struggling individuals in the community.

TJ's noble endeavours also involve distributing food to local charities and helping out wherever he can.

TJ says he’s “on a mission to spread as much positivity, love and kindness as I can, providing free hugs, an ear to listen, a shoulder to lean on, free gift cards and food where I can.”

Locals have been left in awe by his kindness, with loads of comments flooding his Facebook page expressing their heartfelt appreciation towards this initiative, with many claiming “there needs to be more people like TJ in the world.”

In a world often overshadowed by negativity, TJ's simple yet profound acts of kindness serve as a reminder that a little love and compassion can go a long way in brightening someone's day and spreading joy in the community.

If you are in need of a hug or would like to contribute to this amazing initiative, please visit TJ The Free Hugs Guy on Facebook to continue this chain of kindness.

TJ offers free hugs and an ear to listen to those who are struggling in hopes of brightening someone’s day and spreading positivity throughout the region. Image sourced

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