National Hugging Day is an annual holiday created by Rev. Kevin Zaborney. It occurs on January 21 the midpoint between Christmas and Valentines Day, when people are thought to be at an emotional low.
Studies have shown that human contact has many health benefits. Virginia Satir, respected family therapist, says “We need four hugs a day for survival. We need eight hugs a day for maintenance. We need twelve hugs a day for growth.” Hugging helps build a good immune system, increases the level of oxytocin and decreases the risk of heart disease. Guess what? Love is the miracle drug.