I spent last weekend in London at the biggest annual Join Me gathering, Karmageddon 4. Forgive me if I fail to convey just how overwhelmingly awesome this weekend turned out to be. I’ve uploaded some photos of the event.

By a brilliant stroke of luck, Regent Street and Oxford Street were closed to traffic all day Saturday. We spent a couple of hours walking up both streets performing random acts of kindness for the thousands of shoppers, performers, workers, tourists, and even police. Random gift giving, handing out Christmas cards, applauding carol singers with ridiculous enthusiasm, and—more than anything else—free hugs. It also seems that many people don’t take the advice of their mothers not to take candy from strangers.

The nice an smiley bespectacled gentleman in this photo (the one who isn’t me) might be familiar to some of you.