Joseph Riquelme gave his parents an incredibly generous Christmas gift yesterday - he paid off the mortgage on their home. The video of this gifting went viral (above). From a nonverbal perspective, one very illustrative principle seen here is the preponderance of head touching each parent has toward their son.
Head to shoulder, head to neck, head to head touching are all signals of high affection. This is particularly true when there is a flexing/bending of the neck. It is difficult for people to fake a convincing hug (In romantic contexts, hugs are rarely convincingly falsified, yet kisses are much more easily disguised).
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