The World Series of Hugging

Everybody knows the best part of sports is when one of the teams wins a big championship and the players get all excited and happy and hug each other and pat each other’s butts. Last night, the San Francisco Giants beat the Kansas City Royals to win their third World Series championship in five years, but something even more important happened: hugs. Lots of them.

“I love you guys so much.” Photo: Jamie Squire/Getty Images
We are grown men who are not embarrassed to hug in public, and that is a beautiful thing to celebrate. Photo: Jamie Squire/Getty Images
Now kiss! Photo: Jamie Squire/Getty Images
“I’ll never let you go.” Photo: Rob Tringali/Getty Images
Real men scream-hug. Photo: Alex Trautwig/Getty Images
“I bet I can lift you. See? I told you! Gosh, we’re both really strong, huh?” Photo: Jamie Squire/Getty Images
Group hug! Photo: Brad Mangin/Getty Images
*Looks right* *Looks left* *Saves photo to phone* Photo: Jamie Squire/Getty Images
“Let us rub our bodies together in celebration of sports.” Photo: Jamie Squire/Getty Images
“I love you, man.” Photo: Rob Tringali/Getty Images
“I’ve always dreamed of taking a Champagne shower with you.” Photo: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images
“Plant one on me, right here. Yes, the cheek is fine.” Photo: Brad Mangin/Getty Images

Congrats to the San Francisco Giants, winners of the 2014 World Series of Hugging.