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)


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

Posted May 5th, 2017


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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