Yesterday was “National Hug Day,” and whether the fact that the day itself exists gives you the warm and fuzzies or it triggers your fear of your personal space being invaded, it made many of us think back on some of the best hugs we’ve had. Some people are natural huggers, and god bless those people because I am not one of them. But it’s a skill to be acknowledged and envied, especially on #NationalHugDay.
Some on Twitter had a pretty good time coming up with examples of some of the most memorable onscreen hugs of all time for #NationalHugDay — classic BFF hugs, heart-wrenching hugs, romantic hugs, hello and goodbye hugs, and perhaps my favorite: hilariously awkward hugs.
Here are some examples of hugs from film and television that will go down in history.
This hug from Inside Out that made us want to call our parents like immediately
This Star Wars bro hug that was so raw
This epic Michael Scott hug from The Office that made us all want a Michael Scott
This big, squishy, enviable Baymax hug from Big Hero 6
This Clueless hug that was probably the most real moment of the entire film
This super Stitchy hug from Lilo & Stitch that made us all want an alien puppy, or I guess a regular puppy is okay
This classic Chandler and Joey hug
This hug from The Notebook that gave us all kinds of unrealistic expectations for love but it’s fine
This other hug from The Notebook that I’m not sure can be classified as a hug, but it’s also fine
This epic Golden Girls group hug
This creepy ass Voldemort hug that left us shook
And this cute AF Hermione hug that makes up for it
The Matt Damon + Robin Williams hug in Good Will Hunting that gave us so many feels
This Lost in Translation hug that defied convention
And this ET hug and omg I am legit tearing up RIGHT now