Because it is impossible to hug too much. Plus my children are grieving the loss of their beloved Grandpa right now and I can't get my arms around any of them. Their father's father died last night.
This is the time to pause from the daily routine, to gather and remember experiences with Grandpa. To feel the full weight of a life that has ended. To let sadness surface, and to find comfort in the company of family and friends. His presence in this world will be missed, but his love will live on when you talk about your memories of Grandpa, or when you laugh or cry when others talk about their memories of Grandpa. Listen to the stories, and tell your own.
And if the words won't come, sometimes a good hug speaks volumes.