Question:

Can a man or woman hug/kiss their adult grandchildren?

Answer:

It is permitted for a grandparent to kiss or hug a grandchild of the opposite gender. This applies to a grandfather his son’s daughter or his daughter’s daughter, and vise versa.

Sources:

Chelkas Mechokek E:H 21-10, Be’er Moshe Y:D 2-37 , Igros Moshe   4-45, Om Ani Coma, bAra K’chama 97.

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