Clay Aiken – A Hug Is A Handshake From The Heart

I found this quote the other day and it made me think of Clay Aiken.

“Hugs are not only nice they are needed… Hugs can relieve pain and depression.. make the healthier happier, and the most secure even more so.. Hugging feels good and overcomes fear… It provides stretching exercise to short people and stooping exercise to tall people… Hugging does not upset the environment.. It saves heat and energy… requires no special equipment.. Hugging makes happy days happier and impossible days possible.”
Author Unknown

It seems hugs are important to most everyone.  There are so many quotes about hugs that I thought I would post a few.

A hug is like a boomerang –
you get it back right away.
~Bil Keane (Family Circus)

You can’t wrap love in a box,
but you can wrap a person in a hug.

Hugs grease the wheels of the world.

A Hug Is Two Hearts Wrapped In Arms

From all the pictures that are around, it seems that Clay Aiken loves to hug………and, from all reports, his hugs are pretty wonderful.

There are six hugs below.  Can you help decide which Clay hug is the best??  Vote for your favorite and then let us know why that particular hug is your favorite.

#1     Kelly Clarkson

#1 Kelly Clarkson


#2   Diane Sawyer

#2 Diane Sawyer


#3   Tyra Banks

#3 Tyra Banks


#4   Ruben

#4 Ruben


#5  Katie Couric

#5 Katie Couric


#6   Jerome

#6 Jerome


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23 thoughts on “Clay Aiken – A Hug Is A Handshake From The Heart

  1. I WANNA CLAY AIKEN HUG *stomps foot*

    I can tell just by looking, the man knows how to hug.

    VOTED!!!! Thanks for the great pictures!

  2. I voted for No. 6 because IMO Jerome adores Clay Aiken like a son. Of course, I wanted to vote for ALL of them. It’s hard to pick a favorite

  3. I voted for #2 because it looks so genuine and they have been friends for about 6 years now. I also liked #1 and #6. No.2 just seemed the most true to me and I count Diane Sawyer as one of his best friends.

  4. I loved this quote from the above, a hug requires no special equipment!! The Clay and Kelly hug was when he was so happy.

  5. I love hug #1 and #3 the best. The placement of Clay’s hands and arms show his warmth and comforting expression.
    These are truly “loving hugs” for people he loves. I would give anything for one of those hugs from Clay—but I’d have to stand on a stepstool because I’m so short and he’s soooo tall, and I want those loving arms around my waist and his comforting hand on my head!!! Hey,Clay, I’m old enough to be your grandmother, who just needs a hug from her grandson. We all love ya and are waiting for you to sing for us again. Canta che ti pasa!

  6. I love all the hugs here, Clay just loves to hug people!!!

    I voted..not telling which one, its a secret…

    have a nice weekend all.

  7. I voted for the Tyra hug–loved them all, though.
    But, the best hug will be the one I get from Clay Aiken–someday!

  8. I was torn on which to pick, but I voted for the Jerome hug. I believe Jerome to be kind of a father figure to Clay and a much better one then any of the men Clay had in his life growing up. It warms my heart seeing that picture.

  9. Where is the line for a Clay hug? I want to be at the front!!

    I love all the hugs and find it hard to choose just one.

    Thanks for this fun blog.

  10. There is nothing like a good hug. Looks like Clay gives good hugs.

    I enjoy this site. There is something new every day. Thanks!

  11. do you pick one????? Clay loves to hug people…It does a body good…..

    I can’t decide yet…cause I like them all…..gosh….

    gotta go and look at them again….

    Yes.. “A Hug is warmer when you’re in it” HOW TRUE…

    Thanks CANN…..this is fun.


  12. I LOVE #1! He has her so wrapped up in his arms…I want a HUG like that from Clay Aiken..They are all wonderful pictures cause it is CA doing the hugging.

  13. this was a really tough decision, but I had to go with Tyra. Kelly (#1) and Jerome (#6) were a very close 2nd & 3rd choice. Always nice to see him in an embrace with a friend, I’m jealous:)

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