People are being asked to send a virtual hug to loved ones on National Hugging Day

6 year-old Adam King from Killeagh is leading the way with the initiative


Charities say a hug via a donation could help their services stay in place throughout the Covid crisis. 

Buildings across the country such as the City and County Hall in Cork,  Mansion House in Dublin, and City Hall Waterford are lighting up in pink to mark the initiative today.

6 year old Adam King from Killeagh East Cork who appeared on the Late Late Toy Show, says people can get involved by sharing the hashtag national hugging day:

"Hello everyone, because we can't hug each other this year, I am sending you all a virtual hug. So keep an eye out because you might see my virtual hug near you. Bye."

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