This hug video is a great lesson in how the truth changes overtime in this fandom. Initially Ben never described it as a hug but somehow it became a hug. Then Ben (who was there) called it a hug b/c fans were. That's larrie in a nutshell. Fandom takes on a reality of its own!
I don’t remember how Ben initially described it, is this true?
If so, I would be amazed at the demonstration of this phenomenon at work.