National Hug Your Mascot Day takes over social media


There's just nothing like a good hug to lift your spirits. What could be better?

Oh, right. A great big bear hug from Joe Bruin. Or a hug from Wilbur or Harry. Or a bro-hug with Sparky. Or a big ol' hug from any mascot from across the Pac-12.

Pac-12 Networks declared Friday #NationalHugYourMascotDay, and frankly, the response was overwhelming. So many fans tweeted their best photos of themselves, their friends and their kids getting big hugs from our mascots.

There are too many to pick our favorite, so check out a sampling below.

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