2 Peaceful Pink Bundle and 1 Fearless Red Bundle

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Hugimals World partnered with The Joyful Heart Foundation, founded by Law & Order: Special Victims Unit actress and advocate Mariska Hargitay, to bring you The Heart to Hug Pillow — a limited edition 5-pound heart-shaped plush pillow to ease stress, bring comfort, and soothe the heart with its calming weighted hugs. 

10% of the net sales from The Heart to Hug Pillow goes directly to the Joyful Heart Foundation. 

Available in two inspiring colors: 

  • Peaceful Pink, which serves as a reminder to prioritize yourself and protect your peace. 
  • Fearless Red, which serves as a reminder of your strength in the face of life’s challenges.

How it works: The Heart to Hug Pillow’s Deep Touch Pressure (DTP) calms the nervous system, helping you feel grounded, safe and secure.

Soothe Your Heart: Place your Heart to Hug Pillow against your body or in your lap during stressful moments, when winding down at night, when you need to focus, or anytime you need a hug.

Show You Care: Gifting The Heart to Hug Pillow is the perfect way to share your heart with someone you love. It’s a gift that says “I’m thinking of you. You’re not alone. You’ll get through this. You are loved.”

Dimensions: The Heart to Hug Pillow weighs 5 pounds and measures 12” wide. 

Care: Spot clean with a damp cloth or sponge, and a little mild detergent if necessary. Allow to dry before using.

About The Joyful Heart Foundation

The Joyful Heart Foundation was created by Law & Order: Special Victims Unit actress and advocate Mariska Hargitay with the mission of transforming society’s response to sexual assault, domestic violence, and child abuse, supporting survivors’ healing, and ending this violence forever. Mariska’s goal is to help survivors reclaim lives of hope, possibility and joy, and to build a more just, more compassionate world. Learn more at joyfulheartfoundation.org

A note from Mariska Hargitay:

“At Joyful Heart, we transform the way our society responds to those of us who have experienced harm. One response — which we’re fortunately in charge of and can practice ourselves — is self-care. I use my Heart to Hug Pillow — and have shared them with family and friends — for that very reason: they’re a way of responding to our own needs, on our own terms. The idea is simple but profound, both scientific and intuitive. Gentle weighted pressure helps soothe the mind, body and heart. It’s a gift of healing touch, for ourselves and others, while we work to make a more compassionate world.”

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Your Hugimal's Benefits

HELPS KIDS AND ADULTS FEEL CALM: Developed with doctors and therapists to lower stress and anxiety and increase calm in kids, teens, or adults. 

SCIENCE-BACKED COMFORT: Your Hugimal’s Deep Touch Pressure (weighted pressure) is research-supported to stimulate a relaxation response from the parasympathetic nervous system, lowering the stress hormone cortisol and boosting production of “calming” neurotransmitters oxytocin and dopamine.

USING YOUR HUGIMAL: When you snuggle up with your Hugimal on your lap, or lay with it on your tummy or chest, it becomes your secret weapon against stress and anxiety, helping you feel safe, grounded, calm and secure. Use in moments of anxiety like transitions, travel, bedtime — or anytime you could use a calming hug.

FOCUS AND CONCENTRATION: Weighted pressure can help with focus, making Hugimals great study or work buddies when placed on a lap (like a weighted lap pad but way more adorable!). 

EMOTIONAL SUPPORT TOOL: Hugimals’ neutral expressions are specifically designed to allow you to feel any emotion in a judgment-free zone (no forced smiles here.)

SENSORY BENEFITS: Hugimals’ extra-soft fabric provides a soothing tactile sensory experience, and their calming colors are inspired by the natural colors of river stones.

SELF-CARE FOR ALL: Unanimously positive reviews from our children's hospital pilot program show that Hugimals are "a fantastic source of both comfort and sensory support" for children. Our Gen Z and Millennial fans use Hugimals for self-care, stress relief and to help with sleep. They make great gifts!

REMOVABLE WEIGHT: Your Hugimal is weighted with the same non-toxic glass beading used in many weighted blankets, sewn into secure sections within a removable weighted inner body for added safety.

WASHABLE! (AND WE DON’T MEAN SPOT-CLEAN ONLY): The weighted inner body is fully removable, allowing for easy washing of outer plush. We recommend washing the outer plush in a cold, gentle cycle. Best to wash in a laundry bag. Then hang dry.

BLISSFUL, FULL-BODY HUGS: With their weight distributed throughout their head, body and limbs, you feel the soothing sensation of your Hugimal “hugging” you back.