The image shows a kid hugging a dog.(Unsplash)
The image shows a kid hugging a dog.(Unsplash)

GIFs to emotional posts: Know how Twitter is celebrating Hug Day 2021

The hashtag #Hugday is also trending on Twitter since morning.
By Trisha Sengupta
PUBLISHED ON FEB 12, 2021 10:25 AM IST

Valentine’s Week has begun and among all the days in this week, Hug Day is a special one. It is celebrated not just by couples but friends too. Celebrated on February 12, this day is seen as an expression of love and care. On this day, people embrace each other to exchange a token of love.

In 2021, due to the pandemic, physical contact among many is still restricted. However, that didn’t dampen people’s spirits and they’re taking to social media, especially Twitter to share their thoughts and wishes. In fact, the hashtag #Hugday is also trending on the micro-blogging site.

There were many who shared hug GIFs to showcase their reactions to the day. While many simply shared the GIFs, a few also added captions. Just like this Twitter user who wrote, “A hug is something that can help you be calm and get stay stress free! Take care of your loved ones and make everyday a Hug Day” while sharing this:

Or, this one by IPS officer Arun Bothra:

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Some people, including IFS officer Parveen Kaswan, shared pictures and videos of animals to wish everyone. Here’s what they shared:

Images and clips of cricket players embracing each other also made their way to Twitter. Take a look at what people shared:

What would you post on Hug Day 2021?

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