HUGS IN LARGE SIZES:

One day a woman came into the Gemach in a very big rush. I asked her if I could help. She said she needed a big shirt for her son who was waiting outside in the car. I asked her to bring her son inside and she said, "My son is retarded and loves to hug people." I said I would love a hug and that I treat all people as if every one of them are special. She hugged me and said, "Thank you." She went and brought her son inside – straight away I fell in love with her son and hugged him. We found several Extra Large shirts for him and now when she comes she brings him with her. She told us that the Gmach is a "special" outing for him because she hesitates to take him places because people often cannot relate to him and push him away.