As the name suggests, National Hugging Day, or National Hug Day for short, is a movement that encourages friends and family to hug each other more. It was founded by Kevin Zaborney and is now recognized officially by United States Copyright Office.
It also happens to fall every January 21.
National Hug Day may not be an actual holiday in the Philippines, but who doesn't like a hug every now and then? We compiled a list of local celebrities hugging their family, friends, and significant others. If you're up for it, too, why not go out and spread the love?
Lovers in Paris, indeed! Solenn Heussaff wraps her arms around husband Nico Bolzico as they spend quality time in France.
Love is literally in the air as Erich Gonzales and Daniel Matsunaga hold each other atop Mt. Ulap.
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Erwan Heussaff and soon-to-be Mrs. Heussaff, Anne Curtis, hold on to each other while vacationing over the Great Barrier Reef in Australia.
Janella Salvador and Elmo Magalona share a sweet embrace onstage.
Darren Espanto hugging and pictured with his loved ones.
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Team Kramer parents Doug Kramer and Cheska Garcia-Kramer share a sweet hug (and kiss!) as they sit by their Christmas tree.
Alex Gonzaga tenderly hugging her nephew, baby Seve.
Jessy Mendiola gets squeezed tight by a mystery man (who, at this point, we're pretty sure is boyfriend Luis Manzano).
It takes Gutz for baby Zion and his parents, Richard Gutierrez and Sarah Lahbati, to look so adorable in a family hug.
Billy Crawford shared this intimate photo of him and fiancée Coleen Garcia stopping in their tracks to hug.
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Photographs from Instagram.com/solennheussaff, Instagram.com/erichgg, Instagram.com/senorita_jessy, Instagram.com/elmomagalona, Instagram.com/chekakramer, Instagram.com/sarahlahbati, Instagram.com/annecurtissmith, Instagram.com/darrenespanto1, Instagram.com/billyjoecrawford, and Instagram.com/cathygonzaga / Artwork by Jana Jimenez