He was scared of his naughty nephew, who was prone to have ‘accidents’ with household objects (especially toys) that led to the decimation of said object. So, he would always keep nephew at arm’s length.
Then one day, he fell off the stairs* and hurt his back. He needed hugs from his little daughter for comfort; however, daughter being the diva that she is, refused to give him one (after her tolerance limit was reached).
Seeing him pleading with his daughter thus, naughty nephew said to him, “You can hug me whenever you want!” and won him over!
* – only three steps and all is well now 🙂