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Dodgers News: It Was National Hug Day, And It Was Glorious

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Everyone loves hugs, right? Sure, we hate when random people walk up to you and try to touch you or give you a hug, but you generally love hugs when they’re not from strangers.

Well, today was National Hug Day (#NationalHugDay), so the Los Angeles Dodgers decided that everyone loves hugs and that they want to hug everyone.

No one should be complaining. We love hugs. We love the Dodgers. We love hugs from the Dodgers.


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From the official Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) account on Twitter:

Hugs are fantastic, GIFs are fantastic, and GIFs of hugs are even more fantastical.

It didn’t stop there, though. Players got involved.

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Sharing is caring, and sharing hugs with people you care about is doubly caring.

For instance, the last picture sums up a lot of what hugs are all about here. It’s Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim first baseman Albert Pujols hugging Dodgers center fielder Joc Pederson during the 2015 Home Run Derby while Joc’s brother, Champ, watches on.

Champ has Down syndrome, as does Pujols’ oldest child, and they share a bond that goes beyond just what a regular hug symbolizes.

Hugs are one of the best things about life, and today might have been National Hug Day, but that doesn’t mean that every day can’t be National Hug Day.

And for those who want to hear A.J. Ellis describe the moment Clayton Kershaw turned him into something few have ever considered the catcher, here ya go.


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Written by Justin Russo

Justin Russo is a 30-year old sports enthusiast who dabbles in all forms of sports talk. Whether that talk revolves around the NBA, NCAA, NFL, NHL, MLB, or other leagues, he has an opinion. He works as a writer for Warriors World, and was formerly a writer and editor for ClipsNation on the SB Nation network. He also is the Editor-in-chief for But The Game Is On: The Beat.

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