Cuddling does more for your body and soul than you might think. Affectionate human contact has a cornucopia of positive health benefits, the most apparent being the release of the happiness hormone Oxytocin during a cuddle-sesh. Fully aware of the benefits of cuddling, one Montreal healthcare worker has created Cuddle Me, Montreal's first professional cuddling service.
Inspired by cuddling app Cuddlr, and our article on the "cuddle with strangers" service, self-styled Guru Cuddler MirZa, a healthcare professional on the Code Blue Team at RVH, decided to create a legit cuddling service for all of Montreal. Important to note is that the cuddling service is strictly for cuddles (no sex!) and is completely on the level.
To ensure you don't feel awkward about the whole situation when you call/email in for a cuddle sesh, you can actually meet your "Professional Cuddler" to break the ice. Cuddle Me endorses video or telephone chats with your cuddler beforehand, to dispel any initial awkwardness, and to give you some piece of mind that your cuddler is a kindhearted and loving person.
All Professional Cuddlers are expertly chosen and are trained in the art of cuddling, most chosen having a psychology or healthcare background. Cuddle Me is actually hiring 20-60 year olds of any gender to become pro cuddlers, if anyone is looking to get paid to spoon.
As strange as it sounds, cuddling truly does provide some very real health benefits that only Cuddle Me can provide those of us without a regular cuddle partner. Besides the release of Oxytocin, cuddling can improves one's social skills, reduces stress, boosts the immune system, decreases pain levels, and will keep you warm during the cold winter months, along with much more.
Montreal's iconic Greenspot Restaurant is selling hot dogs for 74 cents this weekend, September 18 and 19, to celebrate its 74th anniversary.
On Facebook, the Saint-Henri eatery says it's converting its small parking lot on avenue Greene into a picnic area for the event.
And the wiener fun doesn't stop there. Greenspot is having a contest on its Instagram page where followers have the chance to win 74 hot dogs — a prize they can redeem at their discretion.
The restaurant invites followers to share the Instagram post and tag three friends to enter the contest.
Daily two-for-one deals have also been part of the 74th-anniversary celebrations.
Dating back to 1947, Greenspot serves American and Quebec diner classics (including a long list of hearty poutines) amid retro decor (including individual table jukeboxes — they don't work but they're super charming!).
Get the details on the 74th-anniversary hot dog deal below.
Greenspot Restaurant 74-cent Hot Dogs
When: September 18 and 19, 2021
Where: Greenspot Restaurant, 3041, rue Notre-Dame O., Montreal, QC