Here’s a warm fuzzy for ya: hugs!
Don’t know what possessed me to write about different types of hugs, but here goes!
The I Love You Man
This hug is reserved for your closest friends. The gang, your buddies, the A-Team. You might even pair the I Love You Man Hug with an actual, “I love you, man.” It’s how you let your friends know just how much they mean to you. That and annoying them to no end.
The Holy Crap You’re Finally Home We’re Not Long Distance For A Bit
Applies to both significant others and best friends. I have experienced both. The long-distance is awful, but the reunion hugs are crazy fun. Sometimes there’s excited jumping. There is always way too much feels. You start to feel a little less like an unsolved puzzle and more like a complete picture.
The Revert To Childhood
Only possible when hugging a parent, grandparent, or close adult friend. The age difference tricks your mind into thinking you’re a little kid again, without responsibility, without stress, and with all the grown ups in your life looking out for you. In reality, you’re not a little kid, and you have tons of responsibility and stress, but this grown up is still looking out for you.
The Wow, Okay I Didn’t Know We Were This Close Yet
Maybe I’m the only person who feels this way? Sometimes I’ll meet people, and then the second to fourth time we meet they want to greet me with a hug, and I think, “Oh, we’re at this point already? Really?” But I hug them and I feel kind of goofy, but it’s really not the end of the world because those people who want to hug are the kind of people who are just good folk filled with enough good vibes they want to spread the joy.
The You’re The Best Hugger I Know If You Don’t Hug Me I’ll Be Sad
I have one particular person in mind for this one. This person, whomever they may be in your life, is someone you always expect a fabulous hug from, no matter the occasion, and no matter how you feel. They’re pretty amazing.
The Safety Hug
This could come from a variety of people, but they all result in you feeling taken care of. These hugs are simple, but powerful. Warning: You may not want to let go. Which leads me to…
The I Don’t Want To Let Go
Pretty self-explanatory. But can cover a variety of contexts—goodbyes, hellos, sadness, overwhelming joy. You cling on and don’t want to let go. I would check to see if the feeling is reciprocated before refusing to let go, otherwise things might get crazy awkward.
What did I miss? Be sure to share one of these hugs with somebody today!