Unyielding to recent social pressure, Sheriff Don Sowell has elicited a great deal of mostly-positive reaction, since declaring on Facebook earlier this week that “there will never be a No-Hug policy in the County of Grimes.”
Sowell says there’s been several thousand who have liked it. He explains he just “popped” a reaction in after seeing a post from another Texas Sheriff.
That other Sheriff, Sowell refers to is Nueces County Sheriff Jim Kaelin, who’d posted on Facebook his decision to discontinue receiving hugs from anyone outside of his family or close friends because, “you just don’t know when it might come back to bite you.”
But despite the rising number of sexual assault and harassment claims, Sowell declares that, for him, “that attitude is ridiculous.”
Sowell says he just typed in his comments that chivalry is not dead and we still tip our hats to the ladies, open doors for them and hug unless the recipient prefers a hand shake, trying to get a little humor out of it.
Besides, Sheriff Sowell’s Facebook post goes on to declare, “I am not going to disappoint my mother.”
Sowell insists that people need to laugh, that hugs are contagious and they are not bad things.
And the Sheriff informs Navasota News that since his Facebook post, several women have approached him requesting hugs.