"I'd give you a hug but I know you're not the huggy type..."
I hear this a lot when tall people are about to not hug me. It isn't that I am not the huggy type, it is that I am too short to be huggy. When you are an adult under 5'2", how do you initiate a hug with a taller person without standing there with your arms up in the air? You can say give me a hug or let me give you a hug, but then that ends up being kinda weird. The bigger problem with the let me give you a hug thing is when people don't bend down far enough for the hug, all that happens is your lipstick gets on their shoulder, creating more weirdness. When you're short, and your friend needs emotional support and you go to put your hand on her shoulder but all you can do is reach her waist, that doesn't work. Your friend just ends up confused about why you pinched her waist.
So you see, it is just easier to be verbally affectionate when you're short.
The next time you are about to hug a short adult, remember this key point:
Bend down MORE!
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