January 21, 2022
Over the past year and a half, we've all learned firsthand what it's like to be without human connection. Without hugs. The Hug Project shows the real power of technology to bring us closer, allowing loved ones to share a hug from far away.
Today, there are over 47 million immigrants in the U.S.- many living apart from their families. In “The Hug Project | For those across the globe” Cox delivers an embrace to three families living across continents. Kept apart by circumstance, unable to be together. These are emotional stories of separation and personal sacrifice. Strong bonds maintained despite incredible distances. With the help of Cox, they are able to share a hug via innovative technology and reunite in a whole new way.
Rashvinda immigrated to the U.S. from Malaysia in 2017. With recent travel restrictions, she's been unable to see her family since 2019. She misses their touch, their hugs, most of all- especially her sister, Selvinder's. See them reunite and share an embrace using a wifi enabled hug vest from Cox.
The Hug Project is part of a larger initiative Cox calls The Connections Project directed at providing human connection where it's needed most.