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Send Real Hugs This Holiday with hugzly

Hugzly is like a super cozy and high-tech stuffed animal that lets you send and receive colorful light and vibe hugs to your loved ones. It's not just a regular plush toy; it's a way to feel connected, like getting a real hug even when you're far away.

Using hugzly has some cool perks. It can make you feel happy by releasing oxytocin and boost your patience and self-esteem, which is great, especially for kids. The added dose of dopamine gives you positive vibes, and its calming effects can help with anxiety and stress. It's like a full package for feeling good!

Setting up hugzly is easy with the app. You register your hugzly, create connections with loved ones, and even assign different colors to each person. You can also register your phone as a hugzly for an extended experience.

In a world where we often connect virtually, hugzly brings a heartwarming way to share emotions and stay close to loved ones. It's more than just a plush toy; it's a cool way to keep those connections warm and fuzzy!

Kodi’s Story

Kodi is the first hugzly and is the much loved, endangered grizzly bear.

Kodi’s named after Kodiak Island, Alaska where the largest of the grizzly bears live and can grow up to 770 lbs (385 kg). They roam the uplands of western North America and despite fearsome claws and teeth, their shaggy appearance and appealing features make them popular world wide. Grizzly bears are omnivores, eating mainly plants but also mammals, fish and berries. They help our ecosystem by dispensing seeds, fertilizing forests and helping control prey species. Grizzly bears have a sense of humor, are curious, compassionate and empathetic. The mothers fiercely love and bond with their cubs, feeding and protecting them for at least two years. But with global warming, the temperatures that signal it’s time to start denning are occurring later when normal food sources like fish and berries have gone for the year. This causes the grizzly bears to roam into towns in search for food. Humans can feel threatened and have become the leading cause of grizzly bear mortalities.

Nell’s Story

Nell is a hugzly and is a puppy version of the much loved yellow Labrador Retriever. They are affectionately named ‘Labs’ and are believed to be the most popular dog breed in the world.

Nell is named after the Earl of Home’s dog, “Nell”, his 1857 photo being the first documented image of the breed. Labs are great swimmers, with a water-resistant slightly dry, oily undercoat and webbed toes. As well as being affectionate, energetic and loyal pets, Labs work in search and rescue, hunting, assisting the disabled and tracking. Many Labs are heroes and the most decorated dog in the world was Endal. After his owner fell from his wheelchair, Endal fetched a blanket and covered his owner before racing to a nearby hotel for help!

Gwyn’s Story

Gwyn is a hugzly named after the original Welsh word for Penguin: Pen (head) and Gwyn (white).

With its orange head and tummy it represents the brightest colored of all the penguins, the King Penguin. King Penguins breed in sub-Antarctic islands, with the longest breeding cycle of all the penguin species lasting 14 to 16 months. They don’t build nests but stand upright and incubate the egg on the tops of their feet under a loose fold of abdominal skin called a brood patch. Both parents take turns incubating the egg, while the other finds food. The chick relies on its parents for survival until it grows its adult waterproof feathers that replace their fluffy brown juvenile down from birth. Once they have their waterproof feathers they are smooth swimmers. A King Penguin has a consistent swimming speed matching our world-best Olympic swimmers sprint of up to 6 miles per hours (10km per hour).

Together we are making a difference

Hugzly is powered by Light Kinections technology. Light Kinections is a North American company that care about people, wildlife, and the environment.

For every hugzly sold, they will donate up to 2.5% of revenue to Mental Health initiatives. They give organizations that have a local, immediate impact and we want to help your community as well. What organizations can they partner with in your neighborhood? Get involved and recommend an organization.

For every hugzly sold, they will donate up to 2.5% of revenue to IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare). IFAW is in over 40 countries and is one of the largest animal welfare and conservation charities in the world. IFAW played a leading role in ending the commercial seal hunt in Canada and commercial whaling. It helps dogs and cats in impoverished communities, protects, rescues and releases wild animals in the wake of disasters. We’re proud to support their work.

They are ‘eco at heart’ and respect the one planet we all share. Every hugzly is made with eco-friendly, non-toxic polyester fabric and filled with recycled plastic fibers. The packaging is made from recycled materials and up to 5% of all purchases goes back to R&D for even more planet friendly materials.