Stories of Kindness from Around the World

A Long Hug Was Just What She Needed.

--by viktorq, posted
I gave a long hug to a coworker (Ellen) after she told me that was feeling down because she had to put her 18 year old cat down. While giving her the hug I noticed she was crying as I was telling her about the circle of life and I told her: "take this long hug to give you strength to support your loss". As I finished, she said: "Thank you so much, for this long hug, it was just what I needed. I feel much better and I can let go now."
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Readers Comments

Saheli Shah wrote: Such a small act of compassion might have just made her (and your) day
mindyjourney wrote: a (((hug))) of support and frienship is such a gift, espeically while grieving. thank you.
leoladyc728 wrote: Wow that was hard for Ellen to do. I certainly know how it feels to lose a pet. So glad you could comfort her.
splain wrote: A big long hug heals many hurts. Good one
melnotes wrote: Lovely kindness xx
Mish wrote: Hugs are powerful ..they say so much without words. You helped her greatly. Bless.
kjoyw wrote: Sounds like you knew just what she needed and gladly gave it. What wonderful kindness!

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