Elizabeth Laird is known as “The Hug Lady” to the Fort Hood community. She tries to hug each and every soldier when they deploy and when they return. Incredibly, she has hugged 500,000 soldiers since 2003. Sometimes she is the only person greeting a soldier.
Now she is on the receiving end of hugs. The Hug Lady has breast cancer and her soldier friends want to support her. Many are visiting her in the hospital. They also are promoting a Go Fund Me account to help Mrs. Laird with her medical expenses. Within a week, the fundraiser exceeded its goal by over seven times.
The Hug Lady has a half a million soldiers cheering her!
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