Incredible hugs


Mary Melfi hugs her dog “Glory” after being reunited with him for the first time since being deployed as part of the U.S. war with Iraq. (2006)

Image by Ellen Ozier / Reuters


Zookeeper Stefanie Krueger gets a hug from a polar bear cub named Flocke. (2008)

Source: Reuters


Satsuko Yatsuzaka holds a therapeutic robot named Paro at a retirement home in Japan. For some elderly survivors of Japan’s 2011 earthquake and tsunami, comfort comes in the form of a small white robotic seal. (2011)

Image by Kim Kyung Hoon / Reuters


Aummarine Kamolkunpipat hugs his wife’s coffin. His wife was the victim of a Malaysian bus crash.

Image by Bazuki Muhammad / Reuters


Two miners embrace after being rescued from a collapsed mine in the eastern Ukrainian city of Snezhnoye. (2006)

Image by Alexander Khudotioply / Reuters

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