Its wondrous what a hug can do,

A hug can cheer you when you're blue.

A hug can say "I love you so"

Or "I hate to see you go".

A hug is "welcome back again"

And "great to see you" or "where've you been?"

A hug can soothe a small child's pain,

And bring a rainbow after rain.

The hug - there's just no doubt about it,

We scarcely could survive without it.

A hug delights and warms and charms,

It must be why God gave us arms.

Hugs are great for fathers and mothers,

Sweet for sisters, even for brothers,

And chances are some favourite aunts

Love them more than potted plants.

Kittens crave them, puppies love them

Heads of State are not above them.

A hug can break the language barrier,

And make the dullest day seem merrier.

No need to fret about the store of 'em

The more you give,

The more there are of 'em

So stretch those arms without delay

And give someone a hug today.