Random Acts of Kindness Club at the University of Miami hosted its largest event of the year — Hug the Lake! — on Friday, Apr. 22 (Earth Day). Hug the Lake, now in its fifth year, is a campus-wide event that brings the UM community together to celebrate Earth Day. This year more than 700 students, faculty, and staff joined hands, encircling Lake Osceola in the center of the Coral Gables campus in a symbolic “hug,” to show their appreciation for and increase awareness about the environment. At the event, they collected donations to protect acreage of the Everglades from deforestation.