Virtual Hugs?

I think I have heard it all now.  A jacket that inflates whenever someone clicks like on your Facebook page.  A virtual hug from a virtual friend?  Okay, so somebody clicks “like” on your page, the jacket blows ups like a balloon and you get “hugged”.  So, what is next?  Well, the obvious thing to do is hug back.  You wrap your arms around yourself and you squeeze the air out of the inflated balloons.  Congratulations, you have just completed your very own virtual hug.

Do you think there will be many folks out there buying this?  Have we gotten to the point that a real hug just does not happen anymore?   I personally prefer a human hug from a human being.  Anything from a “Big Bear Hug” from a big burly guy, to the simple tiny hugs from that tiny little child you love so very much.  Are we becoming a virtual society?  That to me is scary.  Do we count among our close friends the thousand or so Facebook friends?  What happens if we get sick?  Do we get sent a bowl of virtual chicken soup?  How healing can that be, although I must say it will not add calories to your diet.  Think about all the virtual things that are going to be possible in our near future now that we can get virtual hugs.

I still say, there is no replacement for the real thing.  Tell me what you think?  I am new at this but I sure would like to hear from you.

Have a real blessed weekend, and I hope to hear from some of my virtual friends out there.  God Bless each and everyone.