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Meet the Montreal Guy Getting Paid to Cuddle People

Cuddle parties are so 2010; welcome to the world of affection capitalism.
June 8, 2016, 6:02pm
Photo courtesy Hasnain MirZa

Sometimes we just need to be held. While the internet makes us more connected to the world at large, it also disconnects us from human contact. Look at that rush hour subway: packed trains, everybody on their smartphones, no one talking to each other. Across the world, new businesses are popping up to cure our existential internet age isolation by offering cuddles for cash. We talked to 30-year-old pro cuddler Hasnain MirZa about crushing loneliness, the science of snuggling, and what it's like to canoodle for coin in Montreal.