I am a hugger! Happened around age 40, when I realized that hugging is just another way of saying I Care, you mean alot to me, I am so sorry or I am so excited for you.....! Sometimes, when you have no words that will relay what you feel a hug speaks volumes!
Oh Pattie......I like how you explain it. Hugs do say all those things. I am a hugger too. I will hug people I have just met, especially friends of friends. I met my absolute soul sister from healing well. We live 2,000 miles apart. When we get together, it is a hug fest!!
My own children love hugs. They get them all day long here. I am also a big kisser!! I don't know how that even started but everone gets kissed too. It just seems to me a natural part of that hug. You hug, then you back up and plant a big one on the cheek.