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:
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-