January 21 is National Hug Day, a day created by the Rev. Kevin Zaborney in 1986 as a means to spread more love and emotion. It sounds like a happy concept. Who doesn’t want free hugs, right? While many people today do not like to be touched by others, especially in public, there are benefits to hugging for those that are willing to participate.
A note about National Day of Hugging: It is not affiliated with the Global Free Hugs Movement, which was originally started by a girl in England to connect with people if only for a moment to bring overall happiness and good spirits. The National Day of Hugging, this Monday, was started by Rev. Zaborney in Michigan and is recognized as a postal copyright.