19 celebrity hugs that show nobody is immune from the awkwardness of physical contact.

19 celebrity hugs that show nobody is immune from the awkwardness of physical contact.

January 21st is National Hug Day, a day to remind the people of the United States to use arms for embracing rather than fighting. While the hug is an inherently intimate act—you're standing awfully close to one another and can smell their pits—hugs are often casually doled out because of obligation. Not even celebrities, those gods among us, are immune to the oh-so-awkward hug. Here are the finest cringe-worthy examples.

1. Jamie Foxx and Halle Berry

He's looking around for a

2. Shia LaBeouf and Carey Mulligan 

His motivational speech motivated her to break up with him.

3. Luke Perry and Fan

4. Matt Damon and George Clooney

Funnier than 

5. Justin Timberlake and Ellen DeGeneres

They do not look *NSYNC.

6. Ian Somerholder and Ariana Grande

She must think he's a real vampire.

7. Kanye West and Taylor Swift

She seems a bit 

8. Joe Jonas and The Air

The air loves him back.

9. Ray Romano and Cheryl Hines

Curb your enthusiasm, Cheryl.

10. Mariah Carey and Mike Tyson

She's worried about her ear.

11. Lady Gaga and Cher

That'll turn you into a vegetarian.

12. Gwyneth Paltrow and Blythe Danner

"Moooom! You're embarrassing me!"

13.  Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber

"If I was your boyfriend, I'd never let you go."

14. Taylor Swift and Olivia Munn

Now they got bad blood.

15. Jonah Hill and Leonardo DiCaprio

Almost as awkward as Rose not letting Jack on the door.

16. John Mayer and Kanye West

His body is a wonderland.

17. Barack Obama and Jay Carney

Couldn't figure out the term limit on this hug.

18. Joe Biden and Senator Chris Coons's Daughter

Hugs and kisses are his vice.

19.  Meryl Streep and Oscar

The Iron Lady and the Gold Man.