After initially hesitating, everyone joins in. Janene says her issues with personal space make this terribly difficult. "To be in a group hug with strangers was a big deal for me," she says.
Even as he joined in, Brian kept his left hand clenched, trying to protect it from germs. "I don't know these people, and they've all got their hands on me," he says. "I'm not used to being touched a lot."