I recently met a musician friend of Hubs at La Fiesta and after a bit of nattering we said Good Night and he leaned in for a goodbye hug. He then wrapped his arms around me and hugged me with a delicious warm kind of hug that lingered on for a few moments and then let go. NO, this isn’t a Casanova kind of guy or a great looker (lol) and Hubs was just next to me. I also want to add that I hardly know him and only as Hub’s friend…and he stepped back smiling and left me a nice-warm-hug-afterglow-awww feeling. Then his brother I didn’t know very well at all waved at me and said Good Night and I did the same. Then he did an awwww-shucks shrug and suddenly hugged me too. Both boys are so skinny with the longest arms and wry-crooked smiles but the hugs! Oh my Lord, took me by such surprise! So so warm…maybe it runs in the family or something.
I mentioned this to Hubs who nodded in agreement. Its then that I decided to give proper hugs to people I meet. I know I might come across as a little weird and I wouldn’t do it with office people…but in general, friends… people I haven’t met in a long time…children…pets…I’m going to hug them properly and disseminate the ‘warm’ kind of lingering hugs. It really makes the world a better place.