Clay Aiken – The Perfect Gift!


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 some hugs below. Can you help decide which Clay hug is the best?? Vote for your favorite and  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

#7 Shae Lynn Bourne

#8 Juliet from the Morning Show

Have you ever had a hug from Clay?



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23 thoughts on “Clay Aiken – The Perfect Gift!

  1. My favorites are # 1 and # 7 – – – because Clay and Kelly have a special kind of love and it shows in
    their hug – Clay big strong fingers holding her head close to him. #7 – – – because I remember
    watching that skating show on TV and Shae-Lynn just seemed like that hug with Clay just excited her
    so – you could just tell she liked him – – a lot!!!

    I would love a Clay-Hug someday!!!

  2. I would love a hug from Clay. Thanks for the wonderful pictures. They are a great pick me up for Monday. 🙂

  3. If ONLY I could have those long scrumptious arms wrapped around ME! Whoooeeee! I would be a puddle of goo. Thanks musicfan, I'm so much happier now that I've seen him hug or GET hugged… love the one of Jerome. I don't think he was expecting that….*g*. Love Clay!

  4. Love them all, actually. I had a meet & greet last year and I guess you could call it half a hug.
    Clay put his arm around my waist and gave me a little pat as we posed for a picture. It was
    2 weeks after I had had surgery, and it lifted my spirits and was a great memory for me as
    I recovered. So, even 1/2 a hug is great!

  5. Love ALL of the pictures. I've never had a hug, but I did get a hand touch in a bus line. Would LOVE a hug from Clay!! But, when I hear him sing, it's like a virtual hug.

  6. Clay is so hugable and loveable,, I've never had a hug from him as i have never had the opportunity to meet him but I would love to have a hug from him (sigh). Thanks musicfan, great photos.

  7. Hugs are a wonderful thing. It's funny, cause when I post, I always sign off with: Hugs, Judy
    It's just something I've always done. Everyone needs a hug.
    I do love the one with Jerome #6, but they are all wonderful. From the very beginning on AI, Clay seemed to love to hug people. I remember after he got the Wildcard, and sang Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me, he went over and gave all 3 judges, who were standing by the way, a hug. Simon, Paula and Randy. I thought he was adorable back then, and still do.
    I've not had a hug from Clay, but have stood beside him, with my arm around him, and his around me. That was pretty nice!!!!!!

  8. Great topic Musicfan! These pictures are great and I couldn't begin to pick just one. So how about I add some instead. My two favorite downloads from Clackunlimited are about the hugs during the American Idol wild card results show . . . Paula gave him a ribcage jiggle hug. . . Clay jumped off the ground to give Ruben a catch me here I come hug of trust and affection complete with sound effects. . . And then he topped that when he gave Kimberly a squat down open arms, come here sweet thang, pick up hug. It was so cute the way she rushed over there for it as soon as he opened his arms.

  9. i have never had the chance to have a hug from clay thats a good topic music fan number 1 pic of clay and kelly hug

  10. Looks like there was some mighty fine hugging going on in those pictures. I will agree with Marlene and choose #1 — Clay and Kelly because they are absolutely wrapped in a really complete body hug; and #7 — Clay and Shae Lynn because with Clay touching her back while positioned in a sway like stance, the hug appears to be very sensual. I too would definitely love a hug or two from Clay.

  11. Oh…I would really love a hug from Clay!! Maybe some day!!

    I would love a "real" hug like #1, 7 and 8.

    This is fun today!!

  12. Clay gives great hugs and people are just so happy to hug him right back. I love the tender way Clay is holding Kelly in #1. I've never been close enough to get a hug from Clay, but he lights up my day just by seeing these photos.

  13. 6 is the best and 4 is 2nd place. I love that Clay is being swallowed up. and remember the fan who molested Clay? she looked like she was telling him Im going to make you a pot roast with mashed potatoes! I dream of getting a hug someday.

  14. I just love #1 because it looks so genuine. I love how he just has her in this big old bear hug..and she looks so happy. Next will have to be #3 with Tyra Banks. I know they are BFF's and it shows in the picture. Last, but not least is #7 with Shae Lynn Bourne..I kind of think she had a crush on Clay and flirted a little bit with him. I really enjoyed that skating show a lot..especially that part. I'm still waiting for my Clay hug.

  15. Susan, Clay getting molested is possibly the funniest thing I’ve ever seen. Now THAT was a weird hug!

    I agree with Marlene in choosing No. 1. Love the hands behind the head holding her tight. So endearing!

  16. Hi Musicfan, My by far favourite Hug is number 1 Kelly Clarkson, it looks so gunuine and natural.


  17. OK Musicfan…I have to go with #8 because that is where I received my hug from Clay. Being on the M&J Show with him will be a memory I certainly will never forget. I feel I am one very fortunate fan. Would love to send you a pic of my hug…does anyone remember!!??
    Clay was a great sport and it was so much fun to interact with him! I didn't remember much until I viewed the video of the show and had to pinch myself to make sure it was real!! LOL. It was a great day in the life of this grateful fan!
    My next favorite would have to be #6…Jerome is such a big teddy bear!! Cookie

  18. Definitely #1. Clay and Kelly share such a wonderful relationship. I think some time ago she said something to the effect that she'd never love her husband as much as she loves Clay.

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