Why this photo of a boy hugging strangers is going viral

One little boy is melting hearts all across Twitter after a video of him hugging strangers goodbye at an outdoor concert went viral.

Jude Safsy reached internet fame after one Twitter user posted footage of the young boy surprising a number of concertgoers with hugs after his parents told him that it was time for them to leave.

And although his mum, Stephanie Safsy, initially made an attempt to peel her son from the arms of an unsuspecting recipient, it’s evident from the video that Jude’s embraces were well received.

In fact, Jude’s kindness became contagious by the end of the video, when another little kid came up behind him to be the first to actually initiate a hug — a moment that’s possibly too cute to handle.

In response to other users’ praise of the boy’s parents, the initial poster included more information about Stephanie and her husband, Nick Safsy, as well as some adorable photos of the family.

Stephanie Safsy didn’t immediately reply to Yahoo Lifestyle’s request for comment. But it’s safe to say that she and Nick must be proud of their little boy.

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