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Lovable weighted stuffed animals that hug you back to relieve anxiety.

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Hugimals combine the physical calming benefits of a weighted blanket with the emotional support and portability of your favorite stuffed animal. They are weighted all over to feel like a real, comforting hug!

4.5lbs of caming Deep Touch Pressure

Research-supported to lower stress & anxiety

Helps you fall asleep faster

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"Worth the hype! Like a weighted blanket, these snuggly pals ease anxiety and promote sleep.”

"Who doesn’t need a hug sometimes? And that’s exactly what this adorable, cuddly 4.5-pound stuffed animal does—you snuggle it and it hugs you right back."

"This is not just another stuffed animal. This is a de-stressing solution to your anxieties."

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The Heart to Hug Pillow

Hugimals World and The Joyful Heart Foundation — founded by Law & Order: SVU actress and advocate Mariska Hargitay — have partnered to bring you The Heart to Hug Pillow: a limited-edition 5-pound plush weighted pillow to ease stress, bring comfort, and soothe the mind, body and heart with its calming weighted hugs.

Woman holding a pink heart-shaped pillow against a white background.

The Heart to Hug Pillow - Peaceful Pink


The Heart to Hug Pillow - Fearless Red


The Joyful Heart Foundation was created by Mariska Hargitay with the mission of transforming society’s response to sexual assault, domestic violence, and child abuse, supporting survivors’ healing, and ending this violence forever. 10% of the net sales from The Heart to Hug Pillow goes directly to the Joyful Heart Foundation. 

Over 2.5M Likes on TikTok

The viral stress-relieving weighted plush that hugs you back.

The Hugimal Effect

So... what does it feel like to hug a Hugimal?


We have this exact elephant! I use it more than my kid does. 😂🥰

What does holding a Hugimal feel like? 🥺🤗 Try for yourself!

Improved Sleep

Fall Asleep Faster

Hugimals help create a sense of security and relaxation, making it easier for you to unwind and enjoy a deep, rejuvenating sleep.

Stress & Anxiety Relief

Hugimals' weight stimulates a relaxation response from the parasympathetic nervous system, helping you feel comforted, grounded, and calm.

Machine Washable

Unlike most plush, which is spot-clean-only, Hugimals' patent-pending removable weighted insert allows for machine washing of their outer plush.

Full Body Weighted Hugs

4.5 lbs of calming weight is distributed evenly throughout, not just in the center, so when you cuddle up, you'll feel your Hugimal hugging you back.

Safe & Secure

Our weighted filling - made of the non-toxic glass beading found in many weighted blankets - is sewn into secure sections within their removable weighted insert.

Created with top psychologists, occupational therapists, & product designers.

Research-supported to help with stress relief and sleep.

Calming Deep-Touch Pressure

Hugimals harness the power of Deep Touch Pressure (DTP), a therapeutic technique known for its impact on stress relief. DTP involves gentle, weighted pressure on the body, triggering the release of neurotransmitters like serotonin and dopamine, which can bring on feelings of calm, relaxation and well-being. Weighted pressure may also help with focus.

Emotional Support

Hugimals offer emotional support during stressful situations, when winding down at night, or anytime you need it. Their neutral facial expressions were designed with input from psychologists to create a safe, judgment-free space for you to share your feelings. Customers find Hugimals a calming, comforting presence when dealing with stress or anxiety, panic attacks, and grief.

Never Smothering

Weighted blankets make many people feel smothered, trapped, or too warm. Hugimals offer an alternative that lets you experience the soothing sensation of Deep Touch Pressure without the risk of overheating or feeling constricted. Hugimals' innovative design, with weight evenly distributed throughout their body, head, arms, and legs, ensures a comforting hug that doesn't leave you feeling stifled.


The emotional connection of a favorite stuffed animal with the calming benefits of a weighted blanket.

4.5 pounds of evenly distributed weight for a blissful "hugging you back" feeling.

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What Our Customers Say

"A hug can be one of the most reassuring and calming acts to soothe the human spirit. Sometimes, your favorite people aren't there to hug you, and having a Hugimal has become a tool for me to calm my nerves and my anxiety. Living with PTSD means I don't always know when a trigger might find its way into my day, and when I feel the anxiety creep in, my Hugimal genuinely feels reassuring and reminds me of the value of taking a moment just for myself."


Verified Buyer

"I never realized how much I needed a Hugimal until I purchased one. I’m an Angel mom, which means I grieve quite frequently for my sons and there’s just something about my Hugimals that soothes and calms me so much. Holding them brings me so much peace and comfort. The size and weight is perfect for cuddling and even sleeping with. It reminds me so much of the cuddle of a baby."

Shari B.

Verified Buyer

"I bought it in hopes of aiding in sleep, and the first night I slept with Frankie on my chest.. I slept like a baby!! I also have ADHD and hope to test it out on the focus and studying front, but for now - I am over the moon! Also, as a person with texture sensitivity, these are so soft and comforting - my dad even fell asleep for a nap on the couch when trying out Frankie on his chest! 10/10 .. these animals are so so comforting!"

Ali H.

Verified Buyer

Customer Reviews

Based on 860 reviews
Frankie and Charlie are in the house!

I have an anxious kiddo who has trouble falling asleep. Having extra hugs from Frankie has helped him tremendously—he’s more relaxed and bedtime has become easier. Little sister received Charlie, so she gets those cozy night-night snuggles, too. And this mama gets a little more peace in the evenings. Thank you!

Harer the adorable pig

Adorable gift for my daughter., well made, cuddly and perfect to snuggle with.

Shannon Turco
Emory and the rest

I have all of the hugimals except for the dog and cat. I love every one of them. I sleep so much better holding them too.

Megan Metcalf
Frankie the cat

My granddaughter absolutely loved Frankie the cat. Very well made, soft and has a great face!

My grandson loves this!

We received a koala and a sloth and let me tell you these are beautiful! Very durable too I might add. My grandson is rough with everything and these are holding up nicely. He has special needs too so the weight is a nice touch for calming him down. I’m hoping you guys come out with a cute unicorn for my twin granddaughters. I’ll probably be getting the new pig in the meantime. :)


I love her! Harper is my cozy friend. Yes, I know I am a little old for a stuffed animal, but she is different. She is precious!

Rachelle Lavigne-O’Neill
So very comforying

I bought Quinn the koala for my teenaged niece as she entered hospital for a prolonged stay. She is 18 going on 30, so I wondered if she’d use it. But she has a lot of anxiety and is going through a lot. I’ve received many selfies of her cuddling Quinn. She sleeps with him every night. Very well made, exquisitely soft and wonderfully weighted. Hands down the best plushy I’ve ever come across, and my niece agrees. Highly recommend.

Margie Bradford

I love’em!

Jackie Lang

Charlie the Puppy


Harper is soooo cute! I love her!