A lion cub and mother in Sabi Sabi Game Reserve, South Africa
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Who said bears do all the hugging?. National Hug Day
Even the toughest predator on the South African savannah can get snuggly, especially on Hugging Day. Founded 35 years ago, this celebration of the embrace is meant to lift spirits during the post-holiday lull, encouraging family and friends to hug each other more often, not only today but every day. So, what are you waiting for? Go hug people!
(But bear-hug this in mind: Hugging Day looks a bit different during a pandemic, so embrace the recommendations of health officials as you hug the day away. Ask before you hug, and if you live in a high-risk area, consider keeping it to those in your safe pod!)