#699 A long hug when you really need it

A warm hug when you need itSometimes we all get rattled.

When bad news surprises you, painful memories flash back, or heavy moments turn your stomach to Jell-O, it’s great to fall into a warm and comforting pair of big, wide open arms.

Shaking with sobs, dripping with tears, you snort up your runny nose and smear snot across their shoulder as that hug relaxes you and comforts you and helps you get through everything, even for a minute, even for a moment.

Maybe there are ‘It’s going to be okay’ whispers, some gentle back-rubbing, or just the quiet silence of knowing that they’re not going to let go until you let go first. As their steady arms support you, and the pain washes over you, the hug gives you a warm glow in a shivery moment.

So when you eventually pull back, smile that classic ‘I’m sorry and thank you‘ smile, and swipe wet bangs off your forehead, you still might not feel great, but if you’re lucky you feel a little more


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77 thoughts on “#699 A long hug when you really need it

  1. I love getting really long hugs!!!! Especially when the long hugs are from little kids in jk and sk!! :) Awesome!!!!!

  2. No one understands me when I want a hug. ‘dude, dont be a puss’
    F u c k T h a t.
    I really love hugs, though I get them rarely…
    Only a good cousin that I really don’t see a lot gives me hugs.
    And my girlfriend that lives in another country and I always see her on vacations. Then I get some too.
    I wish I could get hugs like, every day. You think it’s gay maybe, but a hug gives me a LOT of self-confidence…
    thank you for reading a little :)

  3. “Feeling it in your bones”, Hug’s are Beautiful! Especially when sad.
    And when you can’t be there in person to snot all over them because it just wasn’t in the cards, well~ it may actually be for the best because the tearful joyful emotion to see them in person, would’ve made a sloppy mess!!!

  4. I could really use a hug that says, “Wendy let me in I wanna’ be your friend, I wanna’ gaurd your dreams and visions…” A REAL hug would be REAL nice:)

  5. I really think this 1 should be number 1 cause when I got a huge hug by a girl I liked it was the best thing ever would never give up that memory not Even for all the riches in the world

  6. For whatever reason, reading this made me relaxed while I was feeling pretty down in the dumps. THANK YOU!!! :D

  7. I don’t know how I ended up on this website…my brother is dying of small cell
    carsinoma…his wife called me today and wants to sit down with me to write his obit…that sure threw me off balance…I understand why she wants to do it now as nobody will be able to think straight when he passes, I get that but, it still really got to me…With tears in my eyes and my heart heavy, I told my husband about it when he got home from work…do you think he could get up and give me a hug, NO :( Maybe that’s how I ended up here….Just want to say a big thank you for lifting my spirits…((((HUGS)))) to you all!

  8. I really like your post. It makes me feel better. I cannot get a long hug lately. Everyone always pulls away after a quick moment. I’ve started to hold onto them so that they won’t leave me. But they don’t take the hint that I need a longer hug, so I let go. I feel like: what’s the point.
    Your post really made me feel good. I know now that I’m not the only one who needs long hugs sometimes. The bit where you say: “just the quiet silence of knowing that they’re not going to let go until you let go first.” is so nice. It is exactly what I need. I really need that.

  9. Hey there! This post could not be written anny better!
    Reading through this post reminds me off my good old room mate!

    He always kept talking about this. I will forward this article to him.

    Fairly certain he will have a good read. Thwnk you for sharing!

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