Hugs are a part of many relationships that happen on screen, whether it is between family or friends or significant others or even strangers. In fact, hugs are a way to show emotion when sometimes words may not be enough and over the years there have been some pretty epic TV hugs.
And yet, with every good hug, there is that awkward one that makes it in there too. Sometimes it comes off awkward on purpose, which just adds to the humor of the scene itself. But sometimes the hug just happens to be awkward because of outside context or the emotion that it evokes.
Here is a slideshow of a few examples of how some TV hugs that will make you miss the days of perfectly executed displays of affection.
Jace saying no to a hug isn't shocking, but it does make things a little more awkward. That feeling when you are going in for the hug and get rejected is definitely one that will haunt you next time you lean in.
One Day at a Time
Humor really makes everything more interesting, which is why seeing Lydia hug Schneider like this is more of a blessing than an awkward mess. Still, you have to have real guts to shamelessly hug a shirtless guy like this and Lydia is the perfect person for the job. She is truly our inspiration in every way.
For an episode all about reunions and the hugs that come with that, this handshake was the most awkward moment in that bunker. And this is a place that hosted murder for about six years straight, yet Clarke and Octavia being this distant around each other was still the hardest thing to watch.
Parks and Recreation
It is a known fact that Ron doesn't like hugs, but it doesn't make the moments when others try any less weird to experience. Leslie and Ron's friendship makes anything more fun and this hug was no different, and yet there is still that want to look away until Ron hugs back.
The best kind of awkward is the one that turns into an internet meme for years to come. This may be a one-sided hug but at least it comes from a positive place? Maybe?
Hugs don't have to be between people to make you want to look away in embarrassment. Boyle thinking he was hugging Cheddar and finding a possum instead is the worst nightmare for many.