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bear hug

A strong and often immobilizing type of embrace. Jane was so excited to see her dad for the first time since his military deployment, she ran to him, wrapped her arms around him, and gave him a long bear hug.
See also: bear, hug
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Since 2001, more than 275,000 teddy bears have been donated to children in need of teddy bear hugs.
Charities that support beary special health causes such as juvenile diabetes, autism, children's cancer research, or one of the many valuable wellness causes like nutrition or child safety may apply for a Champ grant through the Build-A-Bear Workshop Bear Hugs Foundation.
The two Republicans who two years ago challenged the lawmaker, noted for his bear hugs and high energy, are back again to try to unseat him in the fall: Kyle Hammans, a recently laid-off accountant, and Eunice DeLeuw, an administrative assistant at Universal Studios.
We are so pleased to bring this wonderful, loving concept and look forward to sharing lots of teddy bear hugs with the young and old, throughout India," said Mohan Murjani, Chairman of the Murjani Group.
AROUND the Capitol as well as in the San Fernando Valley, Assemblyman Bob Hertzberg is known as the ``hugger'' for fondness for dishing out big bear hugs.
HOUSTON -- Bear Hugs With Love, a national teddy bear and stuffed animal drive for the littlest victims of Hurricane Katrina, needs help in Texas and Louisiana with a teddy bear drive for 20,000 of the hurricane's smallest victims.
The night was wrapped in sequins, nostalgia, genuine bear hugs and intriguing table talk at the Valley Industry and Commerce Association's 50th Anniversary gala.
Love Bear Hugs with Balloon and Chocolate - Send twice the hugs to show your special someone you care.
Sean Williams, a senior at Valencia High School, was a big guy known for his bear hugs and beautiful tenor voice.
Following the weekend-long initiative, Ambassador of Bear Hugs mascot Bearemy(R) with the assistance of First Book National Partner Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and their Ladies Auxiliary will collect the books and distribute them to military children, after-school, and mentoring programs supported by First Book.
He was greeted at the airport with bear hugs, cheers and smiles - a euphoric, heartfelt welcome that was a generation away from the chaos and disgrace that marked the departure of the last U.