Give someone a big hug. Or, if you need one, ask for a hug. That works, too! You can also give a mental hug. Let someone know you care by sending warm, cheerful words of encouragement to people you love.

Boost their joy by letting them know how much they mean to you with a verbal hug until you can give them the real one. 

Use #NationalHuggingDay to post on social media.

Do you know the story behind this huggable day?


The holiday was founded by Rev. Kevin Zaborney on March 29, 1986, in Caro, Michigan. I guess you could say he’s the ambassador of hugs.  I found a wonderful quote from Yoko Ono I want to share with you that seems like it fits this topic really well.

 “There’s a long life ahead of you and it’s going to be beautiful, as long as you keep loving and hugging each other.”  

I really like that. And just think. This could be a warm up for another occaision. Don’t forget, Valentine’s Day is right around the corner!   – Scoop Out