All About Hugs

Wikipedia defines “hug” as “a near universal form of physical intimacy in which two people put their arms around the neck, back, or waist of one another and hold each other closely. If more than two persons are involved, this is informally referred to as a group hug.”

Virtually every language on the planet has a word for hug, most have more than one: embrace, squeeze, cuddle, snuggle, jhappi, pyaar karna, pass rakhna, cwtch, aalingan, abbracciami, abraço, abrazo, étreindre, 抱き締める(dakishimeru), klemmer, knuddel, hibukim, gale lagnaa, αγκάλες, yakap, Обнимаю, hodn, objeti and a whole lot more.

Hugging helps

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