Fine lifted for Montreal man who gives free hugs
MONTREAL, Canada — Free hugs almost cost a man nearly $100.
For about a year, Tommy Boucher has been giving random strangers hugs in Montreal.
But, when he tried it with a police officer at a train station, the officer asked him for his permit.
He didn’t have one, so he got a $101 ticket.
Authorities said he violated a rule that prohibits people from selling or offering services without a permit.
The transit agency has since lifted the fine.