For the thousands upon thousands of brave men and women that have made the trek to Iraq or Afghanistan, something as simple as a hug goes a long way.  For many leaving Ft. Hood that hug has come from the same woman since June 2003.

Thousands of hugs.  Thousands of smiles.  This is a truly great story of a simple act of kindness meaning so much to so many.  Elizabeth Laird, a friendly face that, for many, will be the last memory of home for months to come.