Bring back hugging—COVID-19 Alert Level 1 approaches

Drawing: pandemic greetings give way to hugging.

Bring back hugging! With Level 1 in sight, soon we will be free to touch our friends.

Yes, soon we will bring back hugging! When we go back to Alert Level 1 in the COVID-19 pandemic, we may legitimately greet each other the way we used to. A handshake or a smile for some, and hugs for our friends and dear ones. In New Zealand we’re thinking that it won’t be a long wait, with no new coronavirus cases for many days.

I’m not at home, so Ursula had no part in today’s drawing. But the resident cat, Juan, helped with the colouring in. He likes green.

Photo of Cornish Rex cat colouring in a bad drawing

Juan the Cornish Rex helps with Rachel’s Bad Drawing about hugging at Level 2

15 thoughts on “Bring back hugging—COVID-19 Alert Level 1 approaches

  1. Sadje says:

    I’d still be cautious.

  2. I’ll send you some hugs right now!! (()) (()) (())

    1. Rachel McAlpine says:

      Oh thank you, Anne! I’m needing them.

  3. Elizabeth says:

    I wish we were within “arms’ reach” of such a practice. We are still hunkered down at home with the over 65 set.

    1. Rachel McAlpine says:

      This is taking all our strength.

  4. joliesattic says:

    I love hugs. Fortunately, hubby gives really super good ones, so for now I’ll wait to share hugs with anyone else, other than my kiddo’s.

    1. Rachel McAlpine says:

      How wonderful.

  5. JT Twissel says:

    It is hard indeed but better to make sure until they know more.

  6. Anonymous says:

    The asymptomatic are a significant concern. I think I’ll be waiting for as long as I can . Hug with my eyes for now.

    1. Rachel McAlpine says:

      I understand hugging with our eyes. Let’s have more of that.

  7. Here in Ohio, USA, we’re still having lots of new cases and deaths. So,no hugging for now. Although I do hug my son. <3

    1. Rachel McAlpine says:

      Hooray for sons and daughters!

      1. Hooray, indeed! That son was just over today to help me with some things around the house. My other son and his girlfriend are expecting their first child (my first grandchild) in early August. Exciting! 🙂

  8. anne leueen says:

    My husband and I share hugs often every day. But we will not be hugging others yet.

  9. alison41 says:

    I’m relieved to see that Juan is a Cornish who is wearing a coat. The hairless version is not for me! And think how chilly it must be for them!

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