Contact with another person brings physical and emotional benefits.
By Eli Bravo
Something I have always loved is to see people hugging each other. No matter the reason, it is an act of love, compassion or protection. Hugging brings people closer because--for a moment--two can become one. It is a natural human tendency to touch each other as a means of connection and communication, and surely an embrace is one of the most emotive expressions of affection.
Nonverbal elements are reinforced when we are closer.