I received a bear hug from a complete stranger last week.
Generally, I am super grumpy at 7:30 AM while riding the elevator to the third floor.
I entered the elevator and joined a very large man also riding. The man seemed fidgety and peculiar. Great, I thought, I get to share an elevator with a weirdo.
As the elevator approached the 2nd floor, the following conversation commenced:
“How is your day going?” asked the large, strange man.
As it was 7:30 AM I tried to figure out the appropriate answer.
“Fine, so far,” I said. “How is yours going?”
The man smiled a huge smile and said, “I have a son.” He was beaming. “Can I give you a hug?”