Hello, Benjamin from Brothers Campfire here.
I posted this on Reddit and discovered it is a wolf spider.
This little dude was only 3/4 inch around, but caused quite a stir due to lack of perspective.
Spooky to some, but helpful to me. These guys can eat a lot of insects. I wonder if they think. There seems to be so much intelligence in those eyes.
No warmth though. I am not sure that hugging would be the best option.
I will look for warmth at church. This week we have a special speaker and I will be attending several nights this week.