Based upon a true story.
At a doctors appointment, you are escorted in by a rushed medical assistant who is tasked with the preliminaries before you are seen by the doctor. There is a sense of anxiety in the air. You are anxious - after all, you are at a doctor’s office. And the assistant is adding to the anxiety. A sense of pressure. A tone.
Just uncomfortable and adding to your anxiety.
And what do you do?
You say to the assistant, “I think you need a hug!”
All of a sudden, the anxiety leaves the room. There is a smile. The interaction changes. The roles alter. A sense of humanity.
So, when you sense anxiety coming from another, reach out and give a hug.