Holly Heap, daughter of former NFL tight end Todd Heap, would've celebrated her fifth birthday today. Last year, Todd and the Heap family asked people to "share hugs and spread love and joy through random acts of heartfelt kindness" in honor of Holly. That public plea on Holly's birthday started the #HugsFromHollyDay movement which is celebrated annually on May 3. People can participate by wearing pink, giving hugs, and performing acts of kindness. Afterward, post photos using the #HugsFromHollyDay hashtag.
Last year, ESPN's Scott Van Pelt dedicated a segment to Holly's memory and the impact of #HugsFromHollyDay.
Here are a few posts from this year's #HugsFromHollyDay celebration:
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell
Mary Smith, fan
Southern Virginia Knights football team
NFL Legends community
Sports reporter Ed Werder
ESPN reporter Darren Rovell