A spontaneous show of group love
. Not in a sexual way, really, more of a display of friendship
. Depending on where you are and how many people are involved, group hugs can be warm
, tickly, painful, squishy, enlightening, or just plain weird
(i.e. the "i'm not sure what I just grabbed a handful of but it's holding me up so I'll keep grabbing
Many group hugs grow from regular two-person hugs, radiating outward from the centre like a tree growing in circles. This makes the person in the centre feel extra-specially loved. My favorite part is when the group starts to move, ever so slightly, rocking back and forth without saying a word. It's nice to feel like you're a part of something bigger.
Can be followed by an equally exciting group tickle.