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Friends are important (especially your BFF) so learn how to nurture your friendships with the relationship advice in this Howcast video series.
You Will Need
- Eye contact
- Warm embrace
- Appropriate level of affection
- Pat on the back (optional)
Aim for your target
Make eye contact with your intended target of your hug while extending your arms out and stepping toward them.
Close the embrace
Close both arms around the person, touching their back with both of your hands.
Hug with heart
Hug with heart, which means conveying good intentions and feelings with your embrace. Squeeze the person lightly or firmly depending on whether this level of affection is appropriate for the relationship.
Take your time
Don't rush through the hug. Focus on the embrace and let it fill the moment rather than briskly going through the motions.
Thank the person you hugged for sharing the affection, especially if you asked to hug them. As you release the hug, smile and celebrate the human connection.