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Jun 16, 2019.

Scott "Howie" Dittman went viral for giving out "dad hugs" to the attendees of a Pride parade in Pittsburgh. #CNN #News.

Jun 10, 2019.

A father who wore a "Free Dad Hugs" T-shirt to the Pittsburgh's Pride Parade shared what it was like to embrace kids who had been rejected by.

Jun 14, 2019.

Scott "Howie" Dittman posted about his emotional experience at the Pittsburgh Pride Parade in a Facebook post on June 9.

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Jun 17, 2019.

When Scott Dittman learned that his friend was going to the Pittsburgh Pride parade to give out embraces with the LGBTQ advocacy group Free.

Dittman told BuzzFeed News that bought a "Free Dad Hugs" shirt on Amazon and accompanied Denna to the event. But his experience at the parade was far more than that. Dittman later penned a Facebook post about his time at Pride, including the stories of two particularly meaningful interactions.

So he ordered a shirt online — with the words "Free Dad Hugs" in large print — and headed from his home in Karns City, Pennsylvania, to Pittsburgh for the annual gay pride parade on June 9. Dittman says he thought he'd be in for a fun day, with people celebrating and partying but he also knew there.

Jun 17, 2019.

Scott "Howie" Dittman gave out more than 700 hugs at Pittsburgh Pride and says that as a parent he can't wrap his head around exiling a child.

Howie Dittman, a Pennsylvania Dad offered "Free Dad Hugs" to a huge number of people at Pittsburgh's Pride event this June. Pride parades are giant, beautiful explosions of people and emotions, and we couldn't be more glad they happen every year.


Jun 16, 2019.

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Did you hug your child on Father's Day? Many gay, lesbian or transgender people don't get hugs from their parents;.

"She hugged me with everything she had. And I hugged her back.".

"And I just said, 'well I'm going to go,' and I hopped on Amazon and grabbed a 'free dad hugs' T-shirt," he told BuzzFeed News. "I just thought it What he didn't expect was just how big an effect it had, not only on Pride attendees, but on himself. The first person to hug him was this young woman on the right.

Jun 20, 2019.

LGBTQ children who are rejected by their parents are more likely to attempt suicide and use drugs. It's why "free dad hugs" at Pride mean so.

This Pittsburgh dad had a feeling that there may be some pride parade-goers who could not celebrate with their parents Dittman took up the role of being a surrogate dad for strangers last week when he attended an LGBTQ pride parade in Pittsburgh wearing a tee-shirt that read "Free Dad Hugs".

Jun 13, 2019.

Scott Dittman received over 700 hundred hugs from strangers that shared personal experiences they faced in life.

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Jun 13, 2019.

Scott Dittman — better known to his friends as Howie — says he doesn't wake up in the morning thinking of himself as an LGBT ally. But, last.

Dittman hugs pride marcher during Pittsburgh Pride parade Pamela Luu. The parade was not Dittman's first time volunteering to support people in His appearances at the parade was a massive success, but he said he isn't retiring from the "Free Dad Hug" business anytime soon. "If we can just.