Most kids throw temper tantrums when they have to do something they don’t want to, like leave a super fun concert. But that’s not the case for Jude Sasfy, the adorable toddler who’s going viral on Twitter for his unique exit strategy, a.k.a. a hug for every person nearby. And no, he didn’t know a single one of them.
“His parents told him ‘it’s time to go bye-bye’, so he gave every stranger a hug,” captioned Twitter user @_SJPeace_, who posted the video. He adds, “Did you all survive this? Because I’m barely breathing. So innocent. So cute. Pure love.”
Uploaded early this morning, the video not only already has almost 301,000 likes, it also has over 4.4 million views, proving that sometimes nice guys, like little Jude, finish first. As the original poster went onto say, “The last hug was the purest of them all. My heart wasn’t ready ❤️.”
His parents told him "it’s time to go bye-bye", so he gave every stranger a hug.
My heart ????
RETWEET THIS ❤️ pic.twitter.com/d7QCGyTxAa
— StanceGrounded (@_SJPeace_) November 4, 2018
Unsurprisingly, all of Twitter is loving the trending toddler, who is the son of Nick and Stephanie Sasfy. From sharing GIFs of similar heartfelt hugs to praising Jude for his over-sized heart (with tweets like “we could all use a hug”), the comments just keep rolling in.
Some are even turning the short clip into something much bigger, claiming that it shows how powerful love is, at a time when the world needs it most. One user tweeted, “I just kept saying ‘oh my god oh my god oh my god’ the whole time I watched this. And then the last hug: I can’t. At what age did we all lose this capacity for pure joy & unconditional love? Oh my heart. Thank you sweet Jude for reminding us of our capacity for kindness.”
I just kept saying “oh my god oh my god oh my god” the whole time I watched this. And then the last hug:???? I can’t. At what age did we all lose this capacity for pure joy & unconditional love? Oh my heart. Thank you sweet Jude for reminding us of our capacity for kindness???? https://t.co/dZD3hxuI69
— Lulu Says (@lulu_says2) November 5, 2018