Greenlake Walking

Polite Hugging

Where I am from, "we" hug but "we" hug persons who wish it. As a result, the way to hug includes an invitation of some type to identify and establish that the other person is willing to be hugged.

One may say, "Do you hug in greeting?" Or, one may stand with arms open and stationary so as to be nonthreatening and not crowding the other person.