The following is not my work, but that of one of my friends. I decided I just had to share it:
I know that you all appreciate hugs, at least in the abstract sense. So I was thinking about them and why hugs are so damn awesome. Hugs are important because a lot of life's problems, if they have solutions at all, can only be solved by the person that has the problem. And once you recognize that, then as a friend, there's not a lot you can do to help, no matter how much you would like to. Hugs will never solve the problem, but most people will feel better about the problem and themselves with hugs. I think there are very few people that when their lives are going to shit, do not want to feel that somehow, something is all right, that someone still cares, even if they can't help. And that's what hugs give people. So give people hugs. Even if you don't know them very well, if they look like they need it, give them a hug anyway. I've met some of my best friends that way. And of course, a big huggle to all of you. I love you all, in different ways.