(VIDEO) "Hug Lady," The Beloved Ft. Hood Icon - American Military News

(VIDEO) “Hug Lady,” The Beloved Ft. Hood Icon

A hug when they leave and a hug when they come back.

That has become the credo of Elizabeth Laird, the lady now known as “Hug Lady.”

What began as a simple hug has now snowballed into a tradition in which she hugs every soldier from Fort Hood before they board their planes abroad and she hugs them all when they, God willing, come home.

Watch her inspirational story here: