Why do we need teddy bear hugs?

Why do we need teddy bear hugs?

Teddy bears trigger a sense of security, peace and comfort. But why? When a child hugs you and says, ‘I love you, mummy’ or ‘I love you, daddy’—how do you feel? Similarly, how do you feel when a cuddly pet smooches your face or sidles up close? Nine out of ten people...