Hug Day is celebrated ahead of Valentine's Day. A hug is sometimes all you need to brighten up a mundane day. But amid the Covid pandemic, with social distancing and drastically reduced human contact, many among us may be running short on hugs. It's only sending and getting virtual hugs. Just a hug can be so comforting in difficult times. Hugs have long been dubbed as the "the universal medicine". Have you thought how many different kinds of hugs are there? According to experts, hugs have own expression. Here are half a dozen different types of hugs and what they could indicate.
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The tight hug: Often we say 'give me a tight hug' or simply WhatsApp a 'tight hug'. It's one of the most common types of hugs, which is an instant mood lifter. You can get a 'tight hug' only from someone who really loves you. It may also convey that the person will miss you.
The side hug: A relaxed hug, it's common among close friends and it's also called the buddy hug. Not quite a romantic hug, but it is cute and sweet.
The bear hug: This is said to be a protective gesture and one wraps his or her arms around the other person. Often parents give a bear hug to make kids feel loved.
The long hug: This kind of hug is sure to speak volumes and is intimate. People may want to express that they have missed someone special. A long hug usually follows meeting someone after a period of time.
The back hug: It is said that this is a surprise and a naughty hug and makes people feel great. It usually conveys sincere feelings for someone you love dearly.
The eye-to-eye hug: This is an intimate hug reserved for people in love. It's usually a long one as well.
Happy Hug Day!