If you know me, then you know that I quote movies and TV shows constantly. And it’s usually not well known TV shows or movies, so I usually have to explain them (unless you’re my sister Brittany who always understands my jokes). It’s hard for me to pick my favorite quote of all time, but I think I’ll use the one that helps me out in times of great distress.
“A hug is like an emotional Heimlich. Someone puts their arms around you, give you a squeeze, and all of your fears and worries come shooting out of your mouth in a big wet wad and you can breathe again.”
That quote, my friends, is from one of my favorite shows, “Pushing Daisies.” Bryan Fuller, you’re a genius.
The reason I love this quote so much is because it’s accurate. Considering I was not much of a hugger growing up, (I’m autistic, being touchy-feely is not really our thing) I have come to recognize the effects that a good hug can have on your mood. Knowing that someone is there that feels for you (not necessarily understands but wants to) is a freeing power that hugs provide.
Just thinking about it makes you feel better, right?