A hug, according to wiki, is an international form of physical intimacy in which two people put their arms around the neck, back or waist of one another and hold each other closely.
If more than two persons are involved, this is informally referred to as a group hug. Hugging has been proven to have health benefits. One study has shown that hugs increase levels of oxytocin and reduce blood pressure.
People need to hug their loved ones every day. You should hug your husband, wife, kids, boyfriend, whatever; give them hugs before they leave the house, especially in this Lagos where people are going about angry, doing crazy things because there’s no love.
Why else should an adult male drive like the devil is chasing him on a wet morning? You are in a car, people are in the rain but you still have to splash water on them? Just imagine if someone had hugged him for even five seconds . . .
Or why should someone’s mum slap another woman because she ‘elbowed’ her?
Do you think Lagos bus conductors will be hanging out of buses shouting like idiots if someone had hugged them well in the morning? Or would they be unnecessarily angry and rude before 7am if they had been hugged? You people need to hug those around you. Hug, hug and hug let this anger leave Lagos.
Imagine okada riders, do you think if someone hugged them, reminding them they are loved, that they will ride like mad people?
I was in a taxi weeks back on my way to work, feeling very sleepy because someone gave me Empire to watch and I was up till almost 2am. I didn’t want to doze off so I won’t wake up inside Ijebu-ode bush, so I bought gum and started chewing. The man besides me just flared up, ‘small girl like you, chewing gum this kain early morning in public, don’t you have home training?’
Ah, see me see trouble o. I wanted to tell him to mind his business, but when I looked at him I saw an angry old man I realised his problem. No love. If someone had hugged him, Mr. Grumpy would have been in a slightly better mood.
Need I say more? Lagos sure needs more love and one way is for people to hug more.
P.S. If there’s nobody to hug you, don’t go and be harassing people for hugs, tell Jesus your Lord and personal Saviour to hug you. His love is forever and his hug is like kilode!