This story comes from Gary M. Gary’s story is one that I have heard often in many different variations although all variations end with more huggers in this world.
His mom came from hard times and was not a hugger. By nature, Gary wasn’t either. Until he became part of a physical Italian family. He was converted. He brought this new found hugging nature back to his mom. She was reluctant at first but eventually adopted the behavior and embraced the hugging lifestyle.
With laughter in his eyes he recalls how even at 90 lbs and even though she couldn’t possibly hurt him, she took the liberty of squeezing him as hard as she possible could. From a non hugger to wanting to squeeze the life out of someone. Hugs are clearly contagious.
Please accept this blog as my virtual hug to you.