Hugs are not only fun, but they can also lower our chances of heart disease, help us deal with stress and even beat depression.
No one is better at these giving these life-saving giant bear hugs than David Ortiz. He loves hugs so much that he wrapped his arms around Munenori Kawasaki in the middle of the game on Tuesday night.
In the interest of improving your mood and immune system, here are 11 of Big Papi's best embraces:
Is David Ortiz hugging a corpse?! No, it's just Koji Uehara, powerless in Ortiz's muscular forearms!
Hey David, did you just fly in and your arms are tired ... from hugging? Ha ha ha!
You know what's better than two friends hugging? Two friends hugging and laughing!
Hey David, you do know how to hug, right? (Of course you do! Judging by all the other 'correct' hugs on this page!)
Did you know that you can also get a great workout when hugging a friend? Goodbye, gym memberships, hello hug memberships!
These hugs are so soft, you'll fall fast asleep.
103-year-old Gertrude Moore only wanted a hug from Big Papi. You better believe she got that. He's a non-stop hug machine.
Even Jon Lester's son wants a Big Papi hug. Just look at Lester, his eyes are burning with jealousy. He wishes he could have a Big Papi hug too.
Probably because these hugs are so tender.
Ortiz will especially hug you if you're a man in a fashionable hat.
That's Steven Tyler, frontman of Aerosmith, performers of such songs as "Dream On" and "That Song from Armageddon?"
That's definitely hug-worthy.
And if you're the President, forget about it, you're getting hugged: