Healing Underlying Gloomy Sadness (H.U.G.S.) LOGO The potency of an embrace, and how it can provide succor to those in need. Hugs are among the most impactful gestures one can bestow when another person is shrouded in fog. Should you ever come across someone seemingly struggling through the day, or appearing morose or glum, walk up and inquire, "Shall I offer you a hug?" Your comforting embrace, from a stranger, may feel as if you had won a hundred dollar lottery.