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Here’s your hug moment…

Here’s your hug moment…

My father, Walter, was a Jewish refugee from Prague. His childhood, with parents who were never good at expressing emotions and hid the trauma of their experience, was difficult. When I was growing up, he was an angry, frustrated and often introverted man, with little patience for his 4 children. Family expressions of affection were few. My own joy and love only really emerged after I left home. Eventually, after the ups and downs of various relationships, I brought my future husband home. David, a friendly, energetic character, tried to give Walter a hug. I could see his bony frame shrinking away in horror.

Over a couple of decades, David persevered, and hug avoidance became a bit of a sport for Walter. Despite that, they developed a lively friendship based on mutual respect and a wicked sense of humour, and Walter relaxed into the role of generous grandfather.

My father died 3 years ago. The way his face lit up when David appeared late one night beside his hospital bed during his final illness, is deeply etched in my memory.

Marion, UK

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Yaaaay! Hugs all round!

Take a moment to really absorb it – FEEL the hug.

When you’re ready, why not take a moment to reflect on your own hug memories and leave a hug for someone else…

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Send a hug

Take some time to think about the hugs in your own life. It might be the memory of a hug that has stuck with you, a hug that you’re missing or a hug that you’re wanting to send out to the world.

Reflecting on your inner world of hugs can be a gift in itself. Give yourself some hug magic.

If you choose to share a hug with us below, it will be entered into our hug generator to be shown to someone else. If you’re full of hugs, you don’t have to stop at one either – send as many as you like!

We’ll add your first name and country to your hug when it’s displayed on our website, but if you’d rather send hugs anonymously that’s totally ok – simply don’t enter any info you don’t want displayed.

Describe your hug

Use the audio or PDF reflection promts below, or simply dive straight into writing your hug:

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Describe your hug

Use the audio or PDF reflection promts below, or simply dive straight into writing your hug:

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Download the reflection as a PDF

Do you want to hear from us in future?

By submitting a hug you’re donating it to our hug cause to spread kindness and compassion around the world! You can find out more about how we use your hugs and data in our Privacy Policy.

Wherever possible we try not to edit hugs when we add them to our generator, but in some cases we may have to tweak a little. If we do this, we promise to keep the essence of your hug there.

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The Dept. of Kindness

The Dept. of Kindness has one mission: to create a kinder world. We believe kindness is everywhere, and we want to help you notice it.

Compassion Revolution

The Compassion Revolution calls for people to take action and make change in the health and aged care industries.

The Dept. of Kindness
Compassion Revolution

www.deptofkindness.com

The Dept. of Kindness has one mission: to create a kinder world. We believe kindness is everywhere, and we want to help you notice it.

www.compassionrevolution.care

The Compassion Revolution calls for people to take action and make change in the health and aged care industries.