Hugs from Heaven are safe, plushy toys in the likeness of Jesus and Mother Mary. They’re ideal for babies, children and believers of all ages.

These pillow dolls provide reassurance and security. They help toddlers fall asleep and take naps. They help children develop their faith and learn to pray. Cause who better to turn to for comfort than Jesus or Mother Mary?


our founder

Hugs from Heaven was founded by Julie Marceaux Romero. She was inspired by her own real life experience when her brother Chad went through dangerous transplant surgeries.

As her brother underwent life-threatening operations, Julie found great strength through prayer and her faith in Jesus. As she sat in the waiting room, the image of Christ gave her comfort and hope.

When her brother survived his surgery, she wanted to share this feeling with others. And that led to the creation of Hugs from Heaven.

In 2017, Julie sold the Hugs From Heaven brand to her friend, Jennifer Angelle. Now, Jennifer and her family are taking these beloved characters beyond Louisiana, expanding across the country and sharing Hugs around the world.



Hugs from Heaven make an ideal present for any number of gift-giving occasions. They're ideal for both happy celebrations and moments of grief. Here are just a few ideas: 


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