Manchester: After deadly explosion which killed 22 persons at Ariana Grande Concert, a Muslim man spent hours giving “free hugs” on a busy street in Manchester.
Baktash Noori also carry a placard saying “I’m Muslim and I trust you. Do you trust me enough for a hug?” This initiative gone viral on internet.
In the video, he can be seen standing with his hand spread asking for hugs as people walk towards him. Slowly many persons embrace the man.
As per Metro Chris Parker, the homeless man who rescued people during the attack offered the man a hug. Although this incident took place on May 26, it was shared on YouTube two days later.
He posted his video on YouTube under the name “Life of Bako” and it has been viewed more than 7 lakh times.
“The first 30 seconds were nerve-racking, but once I got that first hug with a lovely comment from that gentleman in my video, it made me feel a whole lot better. With every hug, the comments I received were amazing, some were getting all teary and it’s not hard to tell by a person’s hug and tone of voice how much better there and my day became because of this. I did not expect so many people to come and hug me, let alone give me such positive comments, but it was the best thing I’ve ever done,” Manchester Evening News quoted him as saying.