I went to pick Elijah up from child care yesterday and asked Elijah to say goodbye to his friends. One of the boys came over to Elijah and hugged him goodbye, which Elijah reciprocated. Then another boy gave Elijah a hug. Then one of the girls hugged him! Elijah was very happy to be getting these hugs.
The amazing thing is that six months ago, he was still scared of children his age.