There may well be cases where mental illness has set in and become so drastic that hugs alone would be comically insufficient.
Basically, Hillary hugs the Pentagon, the generals, and Gates himself.
Later, a burly older man comes in, and Harlo squeals and hugs him.
There are elaborate handshakes and hugs that take much more time than one would expect.
Jumaa hugs the little girl and lets her go, then turns to me.
He hugs it to his bosom and cries, "Evil, be thou my good; sin, be thou my refuge!"
There ain't a butt in the world that hugs your hand tighter.
He embraces him and hugs him in his arms, and lifts him above ground, as wrestlers do, to throw him down again and fall upon him.
George hugs his golden chains, and so do you,' replied Sarah.
Mark again Duryodhan's widow, how she hugs his gory head, How with gentle hands and tender softly holds him on his bed!
1560s, hugge "to embrace," of unknown origin; perhaps from Old Norse hugga "to comfort," from hugr "courage, mood," from Proto-Germanic *hugjan, related to Old English hycgan "to think, consider," Gothic hugs "mind, soul, thought." Other have noted the similarity in some senses to German hegen "to foster, cherish," originally "to enclose with a hedge." Related: Hugged; hugging. The noun was originally (1610s) a hold in wrestling. Meaning "affectionate embrace" is from 1650s.