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->'''Arwin:''' Ooh group hug! I love group hugs! Especially with other people! ''[old lady walks by]''\\
'''Maddie:''' Hey lady! Come on, I could really use the heat. ''[lady walks away]'' After her! ''[whole hugging group walks together following the lady]''\\
'''Arwin:''' Wow! She's fast!
-->-- ''Series/TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody''

The main characters stand in a tight circle and stretch their arms around their two nearest neighbours. Tends to happen fairly often and for lots of reasons such as supporting one character who just went through something difficult or emotional, the final group action before splitting up or carrying out a big plan, or as part of the denouement.

Often times there will be one character who is reluctant to participate in a group hug whenever they occur. That character usually warms up to the idea by the end of the series.

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!!Examples:

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[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* ''Anime/YuGiOh''
* Afterschool Teatime of {{K-On}} share one after their last school festival performance.
* Chapter 3 of ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' ends with a [[ManlyTears teary-eyed]] group hug between Jotaro, Polnareff and Joseph. The fact such [[RatedMForManly ridiculously manly]] characters show this much emotion makes it one of the biggest [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming heartwarming moments]] in the entire series.
* An [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming endearing]] instance occurs in ''PandoraHearts'' Retrace XXXII where Oz and a rather reluctant, scowling Gil both embrace Break after learning about his past while [[{{Tsundere}} Alice]] proclaims, [[TrueCompanions "We're friends!"]] [[http://www.batoto.net/read/_/26963/pandora-hearts_v8_ch32_by_the-black-abyss/18 Observe]]. Break plays the whole thing off like it's annoying, but there's a panel a few pages later that shows him wearing a contented smile.
* The final episode of ''Anime/{{Free}}'' features this, in which [[spoiler:Rin]] is being hugged by his old friends at end of the swimming preliminaries.
* [[GenkiGirl Chizu]] initiates one with Sawako and Ayane in ''Manga/KimiNiTodoke'' after Sawako's friendship with the two other girls is cemented.
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[[folder:Fan Fic]]
* If you were cynical you might comment that a group hug is a Succubus's most frequent action in ''FanFic/TheReturn''.
* In ''Unforgivable Mistakes'', Harry, Neville and three original characters gave Draco Malfoy a group hug after he admitted to having been abused by his father.
* In ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5619147/8/Violence-Inherent-in-the-System Violence Inherent in the System]]'', the other Sailor Scouts gave Sailor Moon a group hug when she came back to life after spending several months as a spirit.
* Happens in several ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fanfics.
* In ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6755363/3/No-Hurry-At-All No Hurry At All]]'' Hermione was given a group hug by Fred, George and most of the "Ministry six" when Harry voluntarily left Hogwarts after the Department of Mysteries battle.
* In ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7512009/17/Blood-Ties Blood Ties]]'' Remus was given a group hug when he became upset after seeing a medical report listing the Dursleys' rather extensive abuse of Harry.
* In ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9045613/22/Changing-Lives Changing Lives]]'' the Marauders gave a time-traveling Harry and his new friends a group hug at the end of Harry's first year at Hogwarts.
* In ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7913356/12/Deafening-Silence Deafening Silence]]'' Harry's friends gave him a group hug after a five-year separation.
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[[folder:Film]]
* ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' ends with Genie pulling everybody nearby -- including the Sultan and Jasmine's pet tiger Rajah -- into a group hug, even growing extra arms to do so. "Mind if I kiss the monkey? *MWAH!* *KAFF!* Ooh, hairball!"
%%* ''WesternAnimation/FindingNemo''
* The main cast gives one at the very end of ''Film/ForColoredGirls''. Trust me [[TheWoobie they deserved it]].
%%* ''Film/GalaxyQuest''
%%* ''TheHillsHaveEyes''
* Happens between the main characters in ''WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime'' once they finally find the Great Valley.
* ''Film/TheLongestYard''
-->'''Punky:''' ''[after the convicts won the game]'' We win! Group hug in the shower tonight!...or not. Or not.
%%* ''Film/MysteryMen''
%%* ''Film/MysteryTeam''
* In ''Disney/{{Tangled}}''. [[spoiler:Rapunzel embraces her mother, looks longingly at her father, and he comes and hugs them both, so she's in the middle. Whereupon Flynn/Eugene gets too close and pulled in.]]
* In ''Film/SophieScholl'', Sophie, Hans and Christoph share OneLastSmoke and embrace each other just before their execution.
* In ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'', the now human Beast embraces Lumiere, Cogsworth and Mrs. Potts after they change back into humans.
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[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9TVwK_S_Pjg had a particularly heart-rending example]]. After [[spoiler:Franks dies]], Tony draws Ziva into a hug on the elevator, and lets her [[CryIntoChest cry on his chest]]. The elevator doors ding open ... cue [=McGee=] and Abby in the exact same position. Cue Tony drawing them into a big elevator group hug. Cue ''waterworks.''
* ''Series/{{Friends}}'' numerous times, but most memorably when Phoebe becomes pregnant, which Phoebe comments can't be good for the baby with her in the middle, so the others have a group hug for her without her.
* ''Series/RedDwarf:'' as a way to show Rimmer that he is loved so they can build up his self-esteem and escape. His expression is priceless.
* Pretty much [[OnceAnEpisode ubiquitous]] on ''Series/FullHouse''.
* The infamous final episode of ''TheMaryTylerMooreShow'' featured one.
* ''Series/{{Teletubbies}}''. [[CatchPhrase Big Hug!]]
* ''Series/BarneyAndFriends'' Happens during "I Love You" on the line "with a great big hug". If everyone can't join in on a big one, they'll just hug the closest person.
* ''Series/TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody'' episode "Team Tipton". Maddie, Zack, Cody, Esteban and Arwin.
* In the pilot episode of ''{{Chuck}}''.
* In the ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'' episode "Adam", the eponymous character calls for a "group hug" [[spoiler: - as a way of [[MindRape working himself into their memories.]]]]
** Also in "The Stolen Earth", when [[spoiler: the Dalek transmission is heard]], Jack pulls Ianto and Gwen close to him and kisses each of their foreheads.
* One episode of ''Series/NewsRadio''.
* In ''Series/{{Community}}'' the study group is fond enough of this for "bring it in" to become on of Jeff's {{catch phrase}}s.
* ''Series/BoyMeetsWorld'' had a few of these, most memorably in the graduation episode when Cory, Shawn and Topanga give Minkus one after they recieve their diplomas.
* There's one near the end of the Tenth Doctor's first ChristmasSpecial in ''Series/{{Doctor Who}}'', featuring Ten, Rose, Mickey and Jackie.
** Also towards the end of "The Angels Take Manhattan" between Eleven, Amy, and Rory. Actually a [[OneTrueThreesome fairly common occurence]].
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''. In "Primeval", Buffy and Willow apologise for their [[ConflictBall falling out in the previous episode]] as they rappel down an elevator shaft to take on the BigBad. Once they reach the bottom, they invite Xander to join in a group hug.
-->'''Xander:''' [[GenreSavvy Oh God, we're gonna die, aren't we?]]
* The final scene of the final episode of ''TheGoldenGirls''
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[[folder:Music]]
* When Pikachu comes back at the end of Music/LindseyStirling's ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99ZYIECx1Vw dubstep remix video]], sending Team Rocket up in lightning, they all have a celebratory hug.
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[[folder:Podcasts]]
* The ''Jade Regent'' Campaign from Podcast/{{RPGMP3}} features a character called Spivey, a [[http://www.pathfinderwiki.com/wiki/Lyrakien Lyrakien]] Cleric of [[http://www.pathfinderwiki.com/wiki/Desna Desna]]. Spivey used to live in a cemetery, until the [[PlayerCharacter PCs]] came by. She then joined their caravan and followed them on their quest, quickly earning the nickname "[[FairyCompanion Death Pixie]]", since most of her skills were focused on graveyard maintenance, at that point. She's always flitting around, [[SmallAnnoyingCreature dispensing invaluable moral advice]] and trying to get the [[PlayerCharacter PCs]] to [[GroupHug be nicer to each other]].

->'''Spivey:''' [[MotorMouth There'sacoupletravellersahead! Weshouldfeedthem.]]\\
'''Harold:''' Ah, Spivey! How do you fly with that heart of gold?\\
'''Spivey:''' Oh, well... [[SarcasmBlind Desna gives me wings]]!\\
'''Misty:''' [[TheDitz Her heart is made out of gold?!]] How do you know? ''[Visibly starts to ponder whether she should [[CuteAndPsycho reach in, pull it out and check]]]''\\
'''Harold:''' Y'know, with the [[OurAngelsAreDifferent Good Outsiders]], I wouldn't be surprised.\\
'''Misty:''' ''[Grabs Spivey and shakes her]'' She's not heavy enough to have a heart made of gold?\\
'''Koya:''' Misty, that's not how we usually hug!
-->-- ''Jade Regent, episode 13''
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[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Kliq#Curtain_Call:_The_MSG_Incident The MSG Incident]]
* ShawnMichaels, TripleH and TheUndertaker at the end of their match at Wrestlemania 28.
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* This is the second thing the Gorons try to give you when you clean out Dodongo's Cavern in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime''. Given that Darunia, their chief, DoesNotKnowHisOwnStrength and sends you to the ground with a simple pat on the back, Link wastes no time in ''running like hell as the Gorons approach''.
* "Group Hug" is the name of a [[HealingHands party healing spell]] in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioRPG''. It doesn't go so far as to portray the hug, however.
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* During the ending of TheSimpsons Episode "Homer and Apu":
-->'''Homer''': Hey everyone, let's all hug Apu.\\
''(Everyone hugs and sighes happily then everyone stops)''\\
'''Homer''': ''(Checks Watch)'' We still have some time. Let's all hug Apu again.\\
''(They hug again and THEN the episode ends)''
* A TearJerker moment between the members of Sector V, in the KidsNextDoor finale.
* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'': Everything in the description (though Sokka once had to be told to shut up and join in). Earns extra cuteness points when Appa just closes his eyes and shoves his huge face into the huddle, or when [[spoiler: Zuko is first included in the group hug]].
-->''Katara'': Come on, [[spoiler: Zuko]]. Being part of the group means being part of the group hugs.
* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans''
-->'''Starfire:''' Let us initiate a group hug!\\
'''Raven:''' ''Pass...''
* The puppies in ''Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians: The Series'' do this by dog piling.
* Tuck loves to call for one of these following the successful completion of a mission of on ''WonderPets''.
* Subverted in ''WesternAnimation/TheMightyDucks''. After an episode in which Duke's criminal past had caused some tension, he assured his team he could never stay mad at them and called for a group hug...so he could [[AffectionatePickpocket steal their equipment]].
* In ''WesternAnimation/CampLazlo'', the Jelly cabin Trio (Lazlo, Raj and Clam) tend to do this to each other, often with heartwarming effect.
* ''WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce'' ends shortly after one of these with Ben, Gwen, Kevin, and Max after Ben [[spoiler: defeats Vilgax]], possibly for good.
* Jimmy of ''{{Jimmy Two-Shoes}}'' loves to do this.
* ''WesternAnimation/TotalDramaIsland'' has one of these when DJ is eliminated. ''Everybody'' joins in on it, even [[AlphaBitch Heather]].
* Pops up from time to time in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''. Particularly notable is in "Magical Mystery Cure", where after restoring her friends' destinies, Twilight picks them all up in her magic and they snuggle while floating.
* Parodied in FamilyGuy:
-->[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEbUdt3u7ak "We're all such good friends! You can tell by the way we're pressing our faces together!"]]
* Grouchy gets hug-mugged by a group of Smurfs at the end of ''TheSmurfs'' episode "A Hug For Grouchy" and really hates it!
** The way they were chasing after him to give him a hug in the episode, it comes off as a form of rape.
* ''ComicBook/MonsterAllergy'' has Elena doing this to Zick's monster pals in both of the issue and episode where [[IJustWantToBeSpecial she can finally see monsters]].
* Initiated by Thor in ''WesternAnimation/AvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'' after a big battle, grabbing Ironman, Antman and ... Hulk. Each of them has an adorable bewildered look on their faces.
* In ''AllGrownUp'' when Kimi forgives Chuckie for thinking Z is a bad influence on her, Z's dad suggests a group hug...which gets [[BrickJoke interrupted when Phil arrives with the police]].
--> '''Kimi:''' You didn't!?
--> '''Chuckie:''' Nope...Phil did. But only because he cares...like us!
* Played hilariously straight in a episode of ''RockosModernLife'' when after [[ItMakesSenseInContext Rocko is broken from a curse of being a fly]], Heffer calls for a "big group hug". And just before they do, a mysterious, gutteral voice suddenly cries out "[[BigYes YES!]]"
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[[folder:Webcomics]]
* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick''... including one where one of the dumber bad guys tried to join in, but Durkon simply cast "Hold Person" on him (without even breaking the hug).
* In [[ThePerryBibleFellowship PBF]] [[http://www.pbfcomics.com/?cid=PBF115-Hug_Bot.jpg TIME FOR GROUP HUG.]]
* ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'', in the end of the Painted Black storyline: [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2004-06-23 here]] and [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2004-06-25 here]].
* [[http://bobadventures.comicgenesis.com/d/20081223.html Christmas, 2008]] in ''TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob.''
* Parodied in ''Webcomic/AxeCop'', "Ask Axe Cop #83": Dr. Googleman's wife, kids and bodyguards have been kidnapped, so when he rescues them with Axe Cop's help, he gets a group hug from his wife, kids -- and bodyguards too.
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[[folder:Web Original]]
* The ''WebVideo/PotterPuppetPals'' video "Trouble at Hogwarts" ends with a group hug (or perhaps I should say, a cornucopia of love).
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[[folder:Real Life]]
* Sports teams after a big victory.
* After getting drunk together ... "I love you guys!"
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