Today is National Hug Day – a day specifically picked to cheer yourself up by giving yourself (or someone else) a hug because it is still in the depths of winter.
If you want to find out more here are some articles for you to read:
The basics of National Hug Day – http://metro.co.uk/2017/01/21/what-is-national-hugging-day-and-why-should-i-take-part-6394036/
Why you should celebrate National Hug Day – http://www.medicaldaily.com/celebrate-national-hug-day-experiencing-health-benefits-warm-embrace-318320
To hug or not to hug – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-40580986
This could form the basis of an interesting persuasive essay about whether we should hug more or less.