Just in time for Valentine’s Day: Insights from a professional hugger , DePaul University Sophomore David Melia shares his expertise on how to make connections with others. He has given over 50,000 hugs during his seven year career. Melia is joined by relational communication expert Tim Cole as he gives analysis on the behavior of humans around Valentine’s Day. Melia can be seen around Chicago giving out hugs as part of his “Free Hugs” campaign. Watch as he as he shares the benefits of his life’s work and passion.