Dad Gives Out Over 700 Free Hugs At Pride Parade To Kids Rejected By Their Parents

Photo Courtesy: [Free Dad Hugs/Walmart]

LGBTQ+ youth sometimes have a tougher time in life because not all families are understanding. Many children who tell their families that they are gay, lesbian, bisexual, or trans do not receive love and understanding. Many are shunned, abandoned, and kicked out of their homes and families. Sadly, some LGBTQ+ youth are more likely to experience negative health and life outcomes. Scott Dittman thought that many of those children and adults could use a loving hug from a dad. His idea was to attend the Pride Parade and give out free dad hugs, and it ended up being so much more than he could have ever imagined.