The Free Hugs Campaign is a social movement involving individuals who offer hugs to strangers in public places. The hugs are meant to be random acts of kindness—selfless acts performed just to make others feel better. International Free Hugs Month is celebrated on the first Saturday of July and continues until August first.
The campaign in its present form was started in 2004 by an Australian man known only by the pseudonym "Juan Mann". The campaign became famous internationally in 2006 as the result of a music video on YouTube by the Australian band Sick Puppies, which has been viewed over 78 million times as of April 16, 2019.
Lachlan Ross Power (born 25 August 1995) is an Australian YouTuber, professional gamer and internet personality, known primarily for his video game commentaries of Fortnite Battle Royale. He is the founder of lifestyle brand and gaming organization PWR.
In 2013, Power registered his YouTube account under the name CraftBattleDuty and primarily posted video game commentaries of Minecraft, Battlefield and Call of Duty. His channel experienced substantial growth in popularity when he began posting videos of Fortnite in 2017. In January 2019, his channel reached 10 million subscribers, becoming the first Australian gaming content creator to hit that milestone. As of April 2021, the channel had reached over 14 million subscribers and 4.7 billion video views, ranking as the sixth most-subscribed and fifth most-viewed channel on the platform from Australia.