My youngest son, Max, inherited the hugging gene from my family. I have half a hugging gene, but he has one and a half hugging genes. He loves a hug and will not hesitate to get one if he feels he needs one (or if he sees someone get one and decides he needs one). I think he got his enthusiasm for hugs from my mother, who is a world-class hugger. She really loves people and Max has that same love. I had just given him a hug in the kitchen, when my husband came by complaining about the cold. I motioned for him to come and get a hug. He rushed over and Max came back. It was a really sweet moment.