Sports hug extraordinaire Lionel Messi, left, embraces his Barcelona teammates earlier this month after pal Neymar Jr. scored. (Pau Barrena/AFP/Getty Images)

Open your arms and take it all in. Jan. 21 is National Hug Day and it’s a holiday teams and sports leagues from around the world think is worth a warm embrace.

The NBA seemed particularly keen to mark the day with several teams tweeting what they believe are their best hugs.

For instance, here’s Blake Griffin throwing in an extra head rub for teammate DeAndre Jordan.

Tony Parker gets a cuddle from Tim Duncan.

Nene is serious about his headlock, er, hug of John Wall.

The Warriors, meanwhile, had a different take on the day.

https://twitter.com/warriors/status/690214298208051200

And the Cavaliers got in a hug and an intricate handshake in the background.

Other American teams and athletes got in on the hot hug action, too. There were football hugs.

https://twitter.com/ChicagoBears/status/690213645297569793

Baseball hugs.

The Yankees celebrated the day by boasting about two hugs.

There were hockey hugs.

Olympic hugs.

https://twitter.com/USParalympics/status/690211440049819648

Soccer hugs.

College hugs.

https://twitter.com/MNUnitedFC/status/690226354583830528

Tennis hugs.

Pro wrestling hugs.

https://twitter.com/itsBayleyWWE/status/690159554965929984

There was even a golf hug, accompanied by a golf-clap high five.

And don’t be fooled by the adjective “national,” international sports teams and leagues proved Hug Day knows no borders.

https://twitter.com/DFB_Team_EN/status/690131834529824769

And maybe the strangest take on National Hug Day of them all…