1. To be more affectionate with loved ones.
It seems like too many kids in the US only give someone a hug if that person bought them something, or they give the obligatory hug to their aunt / uncle / grandma if their mom or dad push the issue.
Argentine kids know that it doesn’t hurt to give your loved ones lots of hugs. It’s not uncommon for Argentine kids to walk into school and hug the teacher. Even the most ‘too cool for school’ teenager can be heard telling his dad “Te quiero mucho, viejo!” before hanging up the phone.