A sincere hug produces oxytocin, the love hormone.

Did you know the average duration of a hug between two people is three seconds? But researchers discovered when a hug lasts 20 seconds, it produces a therapeutic effect on the body and mind.

This excellent tranquilizer is offered for free every time you take a person in your arms, cradle a child, hug or pet an animal, or dance with your partner for 20 seconds, that’s all.

I learned to give a good hug from “THE HUGGING GUY” in Montreal, Canada.

If you go to Vieux-Montreal, — you will find The Hugging Guy. He has been there for over 17 years. (He has been on Canadian and US news. )He is this sweet man in a fedora giving out free hugs.  Even though I was initially freaked out, I thought, what the heck, and took him up on his offer of a free hug — and honestly, it was one of the most excellent hugs I’d ever had from one of the most polite and genuine people I have ever met. I learned to hug someone for a little longer than three seconds, and I have become a great hugger since that hug!