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TRANSFORM
AN ENEMY
INTO A FRIEND

 
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SHARE A COFFEE.

GET A FREE CUP. 

Five years ago political hate got me thrown in jail and fighting for my freedom. So I decided to love my enemies instead. Maybe you would like to do the same. Just fill out the form below, and I'll match you to someone close by who sees the world a bit differently than yourself. No other information than your name and email address will be shared with your match. If the two of you decide to meet for coffee in person and you share your meet-up, the cup will be on us. 

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ABOUT

why am i on

this mission?

My name is Billy Park. I am a father of two girls. I am trying to give them what every parent wants for their kids, a kinder world. In 2017 saddened by all the division in our country I started a movement called HUG IT OUT AMERICA  The goal was simple, shrink the divide one huggable American at a time by giving hugs in every state in the nation. I reached 26 states, gave thousands and thousands of hugs, but then the Pandemic hit. So I headed home to quarantine like everybody else but also took to hugging America from my lazy boy I  started a radio station called Hug It Out America Live. I interviewed a lot of different-minded Americans including a former neo-nazi, a black man who befriended the KKK, and a federal felon. Once the nation opened back up I turned off the mic and opened a community space called One Love to recapture some of the humanity the virus stole from all of us. Unfortunately, even with all my efforts, I have seen the divide only get wider and deeper.  And the news and social media only makes it worse. What I learned is try as they may politicians can't fix this. Nor can I on my own. It takes every one of us to reach out to understand our so called ''enemies". Kind of like when I started, But instead of one hug at a time.. it's one cup at a time. 

 

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