PUBLISHED: 7:04 PM on Wednesday, August 27, 2008
When was the last time you gave or received a bear hug?

"Just moments ago. A twenty-something female just tackled me to the grass in Marine Park - I think the sun has gotten to her head! Everyone's ready for a bear hug when it's sunny out." - Alida Bus

"This morning to a friend just because. Hawaiian culture regards hugging as honi honi - embrace with respect!" - Kainoa Dela Cruz

"I received a great big bear hug this morning from my buddy David Reed! It was a great addition to this beautiful sunny day!" - Laura Flynn

"Last Friday from my husband." - Linda Collins

"Six months ago from my little brother Gabriel." - Shakera Barr

"A few weeks ago, from Christopher." - Dustin Pierce