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" phenomenon).

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.