Vest Gives You A Hug Whenever You Get A Facebook Like

October 4, 2012


In other depressing news, this is a vest that inflates to give you a simulated hug whenever you get a 'like' on Facebook. It was designed by Melissa Chow at MIT's Media Lab and would suck to use as a life-vest when I'm drowning because all my friends are @$$holes and never like any of my stuff. *desperately uploading funny cat pictures while the sharks begin to circle*

Like-A-Hug is a wearable social media vest that allows for hugs to be given via Facebook, bringing us closer despite physical distance. The vest inflates when friends 'Like' a photo, video, or status update on the wearer's wall, thereby allowing us to feel the warmth, encouragement, support, or love that we feel when we receive hugs. Hugs can also be sent back to the original sender by squeezing the vest and deflating it.

Alternatively -- and I'm just throwing this out there -- let me know whenever you get a Facebook like and I'll come punch you in the back of the head. FOR FREE. No vest needed! "How did I get so lucky?!" Right? It's like you won the lottery.

Hit the jump for a video demonstration.

Thanks to Jason, who wants a vest that cries a little every time some spaz makes an ill-informed political rant on their Facebook wall.

  • Guest

    If I do live after it malfunctions causing it to nearly slice me in half, I'll sue!

  • Mighty Molecule

    do they come in condom-size?

  • Why wont an asteroid just hit this dumb planet!?

  • BillGatesIsYourDaddy

    Have faith....only 76 days remaining.

  • If only.

  • Ganonmaster

    These MIT clearly haven't seen the "hug vest" that the Japanese came up with a couple of years ago. The Japanese one is thousand times less bulky and looks a million times less stupid.

  • How about it f*****g stabs you if you get poked?

  • Jason

    Awesome. And yes, I'd like that vest!

  • Parrot

    And if you are really popular, and your status updates get 1000+ likes... the vest wil catch fire and you die.

  • Joey Svitek

    This is the saddest fucking thing I have ever seen. If you need a hug for liking something on Facebook, you need to kill yourself.

  • Abby Muffinz Evans

    I'd be squished to death if it's for every single like...

  • That demonstration video was bad, and they should feel bad.

    Also, when the vest inflates it makes the wearer look ridiculous! Ten points from Hufflepuff!

  • This is by far the dumbest invention I've seen in a LONG time! lol.

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