CARE home staff and residents have been spreading the love by celebrating National Hugging Day.
Those living and working at Barnfield Care Home, in Chesterfield, were among huggers around the world marking the occasion.
The day was launched in the USA over thirty years ago to encourage families and friends to hug more often.
Alison Riley, home manager at Barnfield Care Home, on Heath Road, said: “Lots of staff and residents enjoyed sharing a hug on National Hugging Day.
“We all feel like friends and family at the home so everyone thoroughly enjoyed a day dedicated to sharing a hug. It brought out lots of smiles.”