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Sharing a hug across the world on Coast Live

Posted at 5:08 PM, Dec 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-20 17:08:43-05

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. - Over the past year, we’ve all learned firsthand what it’s like to be without human connection. Without hugs. While many re-immerse into a world no longer kept apart by social distancing, still there are some who are isolated from their families, living across the globe and without their family, friends, community, culture, and traditions. Francesca Rosella and Eleazar join us to talk about a special wifi-enabled "hug vest" that lets users feel the touch of a loved one just as if they were with them.

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