Amma, known as India's Hugging Saint, visited Washington, DC this week to give nearly 10,000 people hugs. I'm quoted at the end of the article by Michelle Boorstein in The Washington Post called, "'Hugging saint' Mata Amritanandamayi embraces the masses in Alexandria," because of my own journey with hugs.
'I wouldn’t compare myself to her; I have a smaller mission. But the medium is the same,' said Ostrofsky, who said the power isn’t in the physical hug, but in the seconds just before, when you’re expressing to someone the intention to show them love.
For her, she said, 'this is like seeing the Mother Teresa of hugging.'