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How about a hug?

This may come as a surprise, but you are a mammal. That’s right, a warm fuzzy animal. And mammals are wired to crave touch arising from the fact we must nurse for the first little bit of our lives to survive. Hugging, holding and petting stimulate feel-good chemicals in the brain that all of us could really use right now to feel sane and safe. Even a foot massage given by a masked massage therapist or a manicure may help. If you can’t find someone willing to hug, consider adopting a puppy or a kitten. Even hugging yourself, saying some kind words to yourself in the mirror is better than nothing in a hugless world. And check out the charming photo article below. Just looking at people hugging made me feel better!—MR

“Hugging is like medicine, it gives us hope”: friends and lovers on the joy of touch

by Deborah Linton, US Guardian, February 6, 2021

Longing for a cuddle? Newlyweds, siblings and housemates hug the people they can – and look forward to being close with those they miss.

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