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These Hearty Hugs From Gibbs Are Just What We Needed Look back on some of the most heartwarming moments from NCIS.
Posted on Dec 1, 2017 10:05am

NCIS star Brian Dietzen once said, "Leroy Jethro Gibbs hugs like a bear trap, like he means it," and we're inclined to believe him. While Gibbs (Mark Harmon) isn't really known as the "affectionate" type, the man definitely knows how to give a hearty embrace, or offer a shoulder to cry on.

Let's take a look at some of Gibbs' best hugs over the course of the series.



Gibbs hugs McGee in "Twofer" (Episode 2, Season 15)
After Gibbs and McGee (Sean Murray) were put through the wringer together as prisoners of Paraguayan rebels, it's no surprise the two greeted each other with open arms at the hospital once they were on the other side of their ordeal.

Stream "Twofer" on CBS All Access to watch this great Gibbs hug.


Gibbs hugs Abby in "Bloodbath" (Episode 21, Season 3)
When Abby (Pauley Perrette) finds out she has a stalker, the forensic scientist retreats to the elevator, where Gibbs comes to console her—much to Abby's reassurance.

Stream "Bloodbath" on CBS All Access to watch this great Gibbs hug.



Gibbs hugs Palmer in "Keep Going" (Episode 13, Season 14)
When Palmer (Brian Dietzen) pays Gibbs a visit at his home to apologize for how he handled a case, Gibbs lets him know everything's okay with a heartwarming hug—a pleasant surprise for Palmer, to be sure!

Stream "Keep Going" on CBS All Access to watch this great Gibbs hug.



Gibbs hugs Bishop in "Viral" (Episode 6, Season 13)
In the aftermath of a stressful mission involving a petty officer's murder, Bishop (Emily Wickersham) confides in Gibbs in the elevator, where the two hug things out.

Stream "Viral" on CBS All Access to watch this great Gibbs hug.



Gibbs hugs his father in "Heartland" (Episode 4, Season 6)
Here, the NCIS team tracks an investigation to the Gibbs' hometown, where Gibbs and his father (played by guest star Ralph Waite) reconnect and share a familial embrace.

Stream "Heartland" on CBS All Access to watch this great Gibbs hug.



Gibbs hugs Ducky in "Smoked" (Episode 10, Season 4)
Following a period of tension between the two men, Gibbs and Ducky (David McCallum) make amends by shaking hands and, true to form, bring it in with a hug between close friends.

Stream "Smoked" on CBS All Access to watch this great Gibbs hug.

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