A.M. said "When your daughter calls, she just wants a hug". Good advice for all the Moms (and Dads except they never call Dad) with daughters. They don't want a lecture and are not looking for life lesson 431 - they just need a hug (except they are mile away).
It may be different for boys. When I call my Dad invariably I am looking for engineering advice. How to fix the mower, how to correct water problems at the house etc. Today's call was about how to design and implement the swing I intend to hang from the 32 ft limb in my backyard.So I guess the guy way of hugging is to talk about tools and projects.