With a name like ‘The Hug Lady’, it’s safe to assume that she’s either a superhero or a creepy killer. Thankfully in this case, it’s the former. Elizabeth Laird is a woman from central Texas and since 2003, she has been giving hugs to military servicemen and women before they leave on a plane to their deployment. She would also be there when they return home.

Unfortunately, she’s now in the hospital as she has been battling breast cancer for the past 11 years. In spite of this, she made it her mission to send off and welcome home the troops. She’s still the hug lady, but now she’s on the receiving end as soldiers are taking the time to visit her in hospital and giving her hugs.

via kxan