Adding another post of support for Surianne's post. I agree. If someone needs a hug for any reason, I think they should feel free to post there. If anyone thinks someone's abusing the folder in some way, the usual EHell method of Report to Mod is there.
But I don't think it's up to anyone to judge the "worthiness" of something that affects another person. Even if it's an external event, it can still create a feeling of sadness in us. And it could be that, in our sadness, we may not phrase the reasons behind needing that hug or support in the way that best fits. As such, maybe it appears to others as "this didn't directly affect you, so why do you need a hug?" But, if you find that you're in a thread where you don't feel the need to comfort, it's simple to back out quietly and let others do it.
We say all the time here that a person's emotions are theirs to have and that they are not wrong for having them. Yet here we have a thread indicating that that's wrong. You can't have it both ways. If a person is hurting, they're hurting.