Join the H.U.G.S Movement

Where Hearts United Grow Stronger

Click here to learn more and join the growing Chattanooga Hugs Movement!

There are many forms of hugs: physical, virtual, a smile, a kind word. Chattanooga has been a strong united city in response to a tragedy. We’re an amazingly connected city with the best internet in the country drawing in new businesses. Chattanooga Hugs is a movement that wants to connect the area another way – with positive words that share love and acceptance of each other.


Inspired by the Free Hugs campaign, it all began with physical hugs but that can’t spread connection far enough and fast enough. A positive word can be encouraging especially if attached to a blank card for the recipient to add their positive word and pass on to someone else anywhere, anytime.