Definitions: (1) enjoying affectionate close contact; (2) holding tenderly; huggable

• I have learned that there is more power in a good strong hug than in a thousand meaningful words. — Ann Hood (1956-) American novelist
• Some of the strongest people you know are waiting to curl up in the right pair of arms and let out the sigh they’ve been holding in forever. —  Nitya Prakash (1988-) Indian write, consultant, & motivational speaker

Observation: Children need to be cuddled.
     See also: Huggable

Symbol: teddy bear