For 12 Years She’s Been Hugging Deployed Soldiers. When She Didn’t Show Up, They Did This
War is a terrible thing, maybe the worst of things. When heading for death or worse, soldiers know they may end up making the ultimate sacrifice. Onward, they march and though they never let it show, they must be terrified. Some of them have family to hug, while others hold their own as no one came to send them off. For all of these people, there’s Elizabeth. She hugs them all the same, and has been doing so for 12 years.
She’s 83 And Full Of Love
Elizabeth Laird is known lovingly as the “hug lady.” For the past 12 years, this short, sweet and adorable granny has been putting smiles on stoic faces and nuzzling camouflage uniforms to spread love to the brave young men and women of the American Armed Forces.