Greetings are a minefield. Do you shake hands? A kiss on the cheek? Maybe both? How about a hug? As long as you don’t go in for a handshake while the other person goes for hug. You’ll end up in an unexpected hand in crotch situation.
Well fans (and haters) of physical contact should look lively because today (Jan 21) is National Hugging Day. Yep, apparently that’s a thing. The date falls nicely between Christmas and Valentine’s Day when people are supposedly feeling particularly miserable. Be careful out there because there may well be lots of glittery happy people in fairy wings offering free hugs today. Uh oh.
However, if you do actually fancy a hug (and a bear one at that), children’s book character Hugless Douglas will be giving out free hugs at various locations around London. Jude Brosnan
See hachettechildrens.co.uk for his hugging itinerary.