National Hugging Day 21st January.

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Found 20th Jan 2015
January 21st is National Hugging Day. Personally, I don't need an excuse! Will you be joining in?
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yey time to get slapped by strangers .....
I'm not allowed to touch any more people without their consent.
Best ask permission first!
People from our church meetings always hug, even the men hug each other, it's always been that way; they genuinely care for each other.
In these frozen times , getting a cuddle makes perfect sense #come here you . See you
Of course! I love hugs. People just don't like being on the receiving end with me X)
not for me Iam out
The problem is hugs always end in having sex.

Mum hated hugs
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For single people
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I would hate that
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NinurtaEnki



Thx
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Edited by: "chuckiedoll" 21st Jan 2015
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For anyone that needs a hug

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Edited by: "fungimala" 21st Jan 2015
miles136

I would hate that


Just for you , Miles X)

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I don't really need or want hugs from any adults, or as my wife would say "you are emotionally void" However when my 6 year old gives me a hug, it is completely different, must be a bond thing
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That reminds me of Christian The Lion, how after being set free he still recognised and loved his owners a year later, and even introduced them to his Lioness wife! Proper tear jerker
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miles136

not for me Iam out


That's EXACTLY how I used to feel, Miles - especially the very idea of hugging another man.

Even though I came from a large family we never hugged - not even at parties or funerals.

The closest we got to a hug was at the football when the team got a goal- and even then there was an 'awkwardness'.

We wouldn't hug parents (sign of weakness/dependence?) nor hug girls - and definitely not children (poss' perv/paedo?), and most definitely not our friends.

It was some sort of unspoken cultural etiquette observed by all.

It wasn't until during a discussion with my older brother about our Dad who was slowly dying from a most horridly painful cancer, that my brother mentioned he had spoken with Dad, HUGGED him and left - I was shocked to the core.
I was stunned and staring at my brother I said "You hugged Dad?". He looked at me straight in the eye and said "Go see Dad now - we don't have time - go and hug him."
I jumped in the car, drove over, saw my Dad, didn't say much - just hugged.
God rest his soul; been hugging ever since - praise God.

We've all got different stories, Miles, but whatever it is that's stopping you from hugging - I hope and pray you overcome it - everybody needs a hug sometime, I'm sending you a 'spiritual' hug, Miles, God bless
Edited by: "tryn2help" 21st Jan 2015
Hugs can be wonderful but some can be very uncomfortable lol
I remember when I was married my mother in law would give me a weird hug! She'd almost hold me away from herself by my shoulders and then quickly press her boney arm against mine while kissing thin air X)
Then my Father in law did the complete reverse he'd pin my arms down by my sides in a crushing hug that often hurt, then grab my face with both hands and kiss me right on the mouth! he'd hold so tight I could never manage to turn my face to avoid his slobbery chops *judder* he would frequently slap my backside too (_;) grim!
Thank god I divorced those hugs X)
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NinurtaEnki

Hugs can be wonderful but some can be very uncomfortable lolI remember … Hugs can be wonderful but some can be very uncomfortable lolI remember when I was married my mother in law would give me a weird hug! She'd almost hold me away from herself by my shoulders and then quickly press her boney arm against mine while kissing thin air X)Then my Father in law did the complete reverse he'd pin my arms down by my sides in a crushing hug that often hurt, then grab my face with both hands and kiss me right on the mouth! he'd hold so tight I could never manage to turn my face to avoid his slobbery chops *judder* he would frequently slap my backside too (_;) grim! Thank god I divorced those hugs X)



So youve heard about my uncle Jimmy then
bazzamone

So youve heard about my uncle Jimmy then



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he said his nephew was taking after him nicely though
NinurtaEnki

Unfortunately yeah he said his nephew was taking after him nicely … Unfortunately yeah he said his nephew was taking after him nicely though



Well if youre from a family of builders you become a builder, if youre from a family of Plumber you become a plumber......
miles136

I would hate that


Hate what? Being Joey in that GIF or the actual group hug?
Transformers

Hate what? Being Joey in that GIF or the actual group hug?


Everyone loves Joey!!!
Please send my way all the spare hugs that folks on here have said they don't want. I could really use them today.
LizziBear

Please send my way all the spare hugs that folks on here have said they … Please send my way all the spare hugs that folks on here have said they don't want. I could really use them today.


Here's one from me

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daffers

Here's one from me



I'll pass thanks
thewongwing101

Big hug for everybody


Awwww I feel better already
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