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January 21st 2011 is National Hug Day

The first National Hug Day was celebrated in 1986 in Caro, Michigan by Rev Kevin Zaborney and was later patented and made into a national day in the US. As it became popular it spread to Canada, England, Australia, Poland and Germany.

National Hug Day is an opportunity to put oneself aside and be in celebration and appreciation of another. There are many kinds of hugs. There is the friend hug, the man hug, the big ‘ol bear’ hug, the lover’s hug, the parent and child hug, the group hug. There is always an occasion to give a hug. We all need encouragement, we all need to know that we are loved, we all have times of sorrow and times of joy. It can be a real ‘open your arms’ hug or a little ‘hugzz’, slipped quietly from your hand into another’s. Why give hugs? Because hugs feel good.

This January 21st, give hugzz and help make this a kinder and gentler world – one hug at a time. And if you have a story when a hug made a difference, share it.

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