and that hug!

anonymous asked:

Ok so I was having a pretty bum day recently and I was venting about it a bit to a close friend of mine who's a guy. He listens and does all the "that sucks :( I'm sorry" stuff that you're supposed to do when someone's having a bad day but then at the ends he goes "that's really shitty I'm sorry :( I'd give you a hug, but we're not dating and I don't wanna make things weird" and I'm like ??? What??? You can't hug me because we're not dating? (1/?)

And I know it’s not to avoid making anyone jealous because we’re both single and he goes “yeah you know I’d hug you but you know we’re not dating so I can’t” and I’m like wtf you don’t need to be in a relationship with someone to hug them who told you that? he says that he hasn’t hugged anyone since he was about 11 and I jokingly ask like not even your mom? Because I mean she’s your mom you see her every day and he says

((Oops I hit enter too fast)) and he says no not even his mom and he asks when the last time Ive hugged someone and Im short circuiting because the last time I hugged someone was like a couple hours ago not not since I was 11 like some MANIACS?? And now I’m kinda just sitting here like ?? Do some people/some guys really think youre not supposed to hug people unless youre dating them? Really? Why? Hugging is the best thing ever? Sorry for the rant and screwed up formatting Im just like wtf? (3/3)

that is so fucking weird dude i think i’ve hugged my mom at least 5 times today????????

I wanna talk about Keith and hugs. Keith loves hugs. He never rejects them or moves away from them and more often than not they leave him smiling and lingering close:

But. Oh god. He’s always so careful with his hugs. So, so careful. Like, compare them to Hunk’s:

Or Pidge’s:

Keith’s hugs are just…. they are so gentle… there’s no pressure… everything is slow and soft…. he’s so careful not to overdo it…..

Keith gives the softest hugs, they are barely there… and that’s so interesting. Keith doesn’t shy away from physical contact, he reaches out when someone needs help getting up and has no problems with placing his hand on someone’s arm/shoulder to encourage them etc. It’s not the touch itself that troubles him. Look at the group hug, he doesn’t mind getting squished between other bodies. Heck, he obviously likes it!!

But his hugs. His hugs are like his smiles. Keith isn’t used to showing affection. He loves receiving it, it doesn’t embarrass him at all, but he doesn’t really know how to do it himself. His hugs are soft and tender and careful, always open so that the other one can pull away in case they feel uncomfortable or don’t want him. 

JUST. PLEASE GIVE HIM MORE HUGS. SHOWER HIM IN AFFECTION, DROWN HIM IN IT, TEACH HIM HOW TO HUG TIGHTLY, MAKE HIM FEEL APPRECIATED, MAKE HIM FEEL HAPPY-