Mashable- For those of us that just need a hug sometimes, we no longer have to rely on the kindness of friends or strangers. We can now throw money at our loneliness problem by purchasing the Free Hug Sofa. Created by Lee Eun Kyoung of South Korea, the sofa is made of soft material and has arms that hug you just like mom used to, before you disappointed her with your life choices. “The long arm stretched out resembles humans and looks like saying ‘Come here I will hold you in my arms’,” Kyoung told the A’Design Award committee, which gave the Free Hug Sofa a bronze medal in their furniture design competition. “Because the sofa gives the feeling of being alive, it will hold you warm and soft like your mother, friend and a lover without feeling lonely.
Gimme that thing and put it in my apartment ASAP. I don’t care about the price. I’ll put it on a credit card and ignore the payments like I do now anyway. This is probably peak loneliness but, as a guy who put out an audition tape for The Bachelorette, I don’t have much to lose. How fucking great does that chair look? I’m #TeamHug all day every day and there’s nothing in the #TeamHug handbook that says the hugs have to come from another person. Take hugs where you can get them. This way, a person can get a hug whenever they want 24/7 365 and in the comfort of their own home. Wins all over the place. You know what the chair in my house does right now? Absolutely nothing. It just sits there day in and day out. Slacking. No hugs no nothing. It’s not even comfortable. Nobody even sits in it. I don’t know why I have it. I sure as shit know it doesn’t give out hugs. It gives out back problems. The hug chair is the answer to all my problems.
Alright even I’ll admit that this is a super creepy sentence. Pretty sure this is the same reason Michael Jackson built Neverland Ranch.
It will present the dream of innocent childhood by giving the feeling of the soft heart of mother or the arms of the doll wrapping around you in your childhood.”