South Shore Couple Showing Valentine's Day Love One Hug At A Time

Posted on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 06:07 AM

Valentines is a holiday dedicated to showing some love.

That's why Teresa Quilty and her husband are hosting a Community Hug.

Quilty says they've been married for a long time and aren't interested in cliche dinners anymore or buying gifts for Valentine's Day.

She says human beings want connections and the one thing there's never too much of is love.

"I know that sounds really cliche, but I think it's something that is varying in expressions of love with people in whatever way it is," she says.

"Helping your neighbour, hugging someone, listening to them when they have troubles; those are all things that help make the world a better place."

Quilty says they felt the holiday was a perfect time to share the love they feel in the community.

"[We] feel so much love from all the friends that we've made here," she says.

"We've just lived here two years and it's such an amazing place on the South Shore so we thought what a great opportunity to just do this."

The Community Hug is at noon on the corner of King St. and Lincoln in Lunenburg.

Quilty says they will make it an annual event if things go well.