KSDK - It's a day of warm and not-so-warm embraces, a day of awkward physical contact, and a day of affection and titillation. That's right, ladies and gentlemen: it's National Hug Day 2014.
Here's are 17 types of hugs that we've seen:
THE AWKWARD HUG
THE CUTE ANIMAL HUG
THE (LITERAL) BEAR HUG
THE ENVIRONMENTAL HUG
And here you were, thinking "tree-hugger" was not a literal term...
THE MAHMOUD AHMADINEJAD HUG
Despite being a dictator, the dude's a hugger.
No...seriously, he just loves to hug.
Oh Mahmoud, you softie...
THE VOLUNTARY CARROT TOP HUG
Nice job, Joey Fatone. Take one for the team! #respect
THE HUG BETWEEN THE TWO MOST POWERFUL PEOPLE IN THE WORLD
THE HOLY HUG
THE ROYAL HUG
THE LONG-AWAITED HUG
THE HUSBAND/WIFE HUG
THE TAYLOR SWIFT HUG
You better not talk to her boyfriend, though.
THE MAN/DOG HUG
THE AWKWARD DAD HUG
THE LOVING MOM HUG
THE MAN HUG BETWEEN BROTHERS
And if you've got nobody to hug... (hey, there's no shame in that)
THE SELF HUG
It's the hug version of a #selfie.
We have more notable hugs in this photo gallery: