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St. Petersburg, Florida -- On Saturday, Jan. 19, people at the St. Pete Saturday Morning Market squeezed each other tight for Free Hugs Fest.

The idea was sparked by the Free Hugs Campaign which celebrates a National Hug Day every year on Jan. 21.

The folks at Keep St. Petersburg Local decided to hold the event the weekend prior in order to get their arms around marketgoers.

Olga Bof, the founder of Keep Saint Petersburg Local, says they started the Hugs Fest last year to make the 'burg a happier place.

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