Elizabeth Laird is known as The Hug Lady by the soldiers of Ft. Hoof in Killeen, Texas, and for good reason. This kind woman attends every single deployment and homecoming at the army base with one purpose: to hug every soldier going to or returning from war.
It all began back in 2003, after a soldier deploying overseas was the first to hug Elizabeth as she saw the troops off. A veteran of the Armed Forces herself, Elizabeth felt compelled to continue the tradition. She since set out on the mission to hug every departing and returning soldier.
(Source: Marko Slavnic)
I wish everyone was as warm hearted as her. A hug can be so uplifting and healing, especially to those experiencing something as serious as combat.