A True Bird Lover at Heart, but watch out she also loves cats

By: ralphbarrera

Mar 22 2010

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Category: Photojournalism

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Focal Length:70mm
Shutter:1/0 sec
Camera:Canon EOS-1D Mark II N

Elizabeth Laird, 77, is know on the base of Ft. Hood as the “Hug Lady”. Since 2003 she has been greeting soldiers deploying and returning from their missions with a gentle hug. Laird operates a tax consultant business in Copperas Cove, Texas and finds herself  deep in tax preparations this time of year, but she drops everything to greet the troops. She also feeds pidgeons in the back parking lot of her business twice a day causing quite a stir among the birds and her business neighbors. Stay tuned for more from the Hug Lady as writer Denise Gamino and I tell her story.

Photo by Ralph Barrera


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