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Letter to the Editor: Hugs seen as beneficial for all

What? No more hugs? How can I survive? I think what the world needs is more hugs. As we learn early in life, “love our neighbors and ourselves,” and that still holds true.
As a former Girl Scout leader I think they have it all wrong. Just a simple hug to a child that is hurt or just down does a great deal of good and makes them feel better.
I don’t know if we can handle this at our family reunion. As members that marry into our family soon learn, it takes us at least three hugs (with conversation in between) to say goodbye. We’re the most hugging family I know.
What will I do if I can’t hug all my Davids, Ninas, Jennifers and Irenes?
I even have a book that says “everyone needs at least one hug each day.” After I lost my husband it was the many hugs I missed.
So if you see me walking down the sidewalk you may want to cross the street as I might hug you.
Alice Munson, Weybridge

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