Texas mascot Hook'Em poses for the camera during a NCAA college basketball game at the Frank Erwin Center Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017. (Stephen Spillman / for AMERICAN-STATESMAN)

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UT mascot Hook ‘Em offering ‘free hugs’ on campus Friday

Posted May 5th, 2017

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Longhorn mascot (no, not that one) Hook ‘Em is trying to make the last day before the weekend just a little more enjoyable for those on campus today.

A picture tweeted out Friday morning shows the mascot holding a “free hugs” sign in front of the Martin Luther King Jr. statue on the East Mall and is captioned, “Who doesn’t love a Friday pick-me-up?”

If a Hook ‘Em hug is just what you need, you know where to find UT’s No. 1. But if you won’t find yourself on campus today, consider instead watching this just-as-effective video of the steer performing the “JuJu On Dat Beat” dance on the stairs of Gregory Gym.

Happy Friday Longhorns!

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