Missing Hugging

Submitted by ub on Wed, 03/17/2021 - 10:25

Does anyone else miss hugs as we do? Will we be able to return to the age-old practice of shaking hands, hugging, and kissing?

I don't really know about you, but I do miss hugging my kids, friends, but most of all I miss hugging my children's children. See Sabrina and Olivia above!

A hug is a form of endearment, universal in human communities, especially Latinos. A sweet embrace in which two or more people put their arms around the neck, back, or the waist of one another and hold each other closely. If more than two people are involved, it may be referred to as a group hug. 

Oxytocin is the love hormone, and it's released when we hug, cuddle, or bond with one another. It's the reason why being hugged feels really good. So whenever you're feeling down, give someone a squeeze and feel your mood lift, but please not until you get jabbed, injected, shot, or pricked with the #COVID vaccine.