Amma, more popularly known as The Hugging Saint, may not sound bad ass at first, but she is certainly boldly carving her own path in the world. She grew up in a culture where she was expected to marry young and stay in her small, Indian village. But, she rejected the traditional path and set out with one simple mission: to embrace the world. This has led her to hug over 27 million people from all over the world throughout her life. Her compassion has inspired donations that, in the past year alone, amounted to $23 million for earthquake relief in Japan. $23 million from just hugs? That’s pretty bad ass if you ask us which is why we salute The Hugging Saint as this week’s BAO Bad Ass Legend.