The household word ‘hug’ described as a warm show of affection,
originated from the verb ‘hugga’ meaning to comfort.
Hugs celebrate both the highest of highs and lowest of lows in life,
the good times and bad times.
The usage of this general expression of warmth ranges from the
initial greeting to bidding farewell to friends and relatives.
To hug in public became socially acceptable approximately fifty years
Besides a few health-related benefits (decrease in stress and lowering
of blood pressure), hugging has been known to increase mutual trust.
National Hug Day is celebrated on the sixth day of Valentine’s week.
The cost to gift-wrap comforting arms around another person, ‘FREE’.
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