In the past month, a bizarre movement called “Huggy Wuggy” has exploded among kids all across the world. The puppet that young children adore has a history that is not exactly appropriate for their age. It was a character in a horror video game with a row of sharp teeth who wanted to hug you with no good intentions. This phenomenon has caused concern among parents of young children, especially in English-speaking countries.
At the very least, it is strange that a real horror story has been made into a kid-friendly version, which terrifies the parents. Simply loving the puppet is insufficient; there are songs with appealing melodies that kids want to hear and lyrics that have threatening undertones. Parents in English-speaking countries frequently mark videos on TikTok and Youtube so that they can be restricted by parental controls, but still the videos still reach the kids. In order to know what the kids would be listening to, it becomes interesting to comprehend the original lyrics and their significance.
Huggy Wuggy Theme Song
There are several songs from Huggy Wuggy, some made by the creators of the video game and others made by fans, but the most catchy for children is the theme song. You can find it below, in the repeated one hour long version.
The lyrics in this case are short and only partially scary:
His name is Huggy, Huggy Wuggy
When he hugs you, he’ll never stop
Your friend Huggy, Huggy Wuggy
He’ll squeeze you until you pop
Nothing too explicit in this case. However, there is a longer and more articulated song, the lyrics of which are much more direct.
Free Hugs, the other Huggy Wuggy song
This song has much longer lyrics, of which we report only some excerpts. Huggy Wuggy’s threatening intention is clearer here.
You are my purpose
And I know that you’re worth it
I can tell this for certain
I was built for your embrace
Cause I could just hug you here
Till you breathe your last breath
So stay still while I give you these
The second stanza in particular clearly shows the scary side of Huggy Wuggy (if you know the meaning of the lyrics):
No time for wasting
Sick and tired of the chasing
I’ve been waiting so patient
With a smile and open arms
And my teeth sharp and ready
In my grasp, yeah, they’re deadly
Let me hold you already
Find my way into your heart
Get Your Hug, another Huggy Wuggy song
This is the last of Huggy Wuggy’s most popular songs. In this song too, the puppet aims to capture its prey, and the intention to kill it is explicit. Here too the lyrics are very long, we report some excerpts. Starting with the chorus:
Run, run from your creation
Or your life will change its station
Work where the moonlight doesn’t reach
Toy with life and you’ll hear us screech
Made, made your own demons
We’ll never go out of season
You’ll die in this concrete grave you dug
Toy with Huggy and you get your hug
Even some other stanzas get creepy:
What’s the time
It’s always time to play
Now you ask what’s the rhyme
You won’t like what we say
Will you survive
That’s for you to decide
Now you ask will you die
Well just go run and hide
Therefore, Huggy Wuggy’s lyrics can only be interpreted as being about a horror monster who wants to kill the people he captures. Therefore, the appearance of sharp teeth fits the character. However, it is incredibly popular with kids, and parents are faced with a difficult decision: to object (and make the forbidden object even more fascinating in kids’ eyes) or to act indifferently (and let the kids love the killer puppet with sharp teeth)?