I’ve seen it many times. I’m watching a Cop Show on TV, and The Cop sees something terrible done to a child, or children. At the end of the show, everything’s wrapped up and The Cop says "Now I’m going to go home and hug my kids."
Even before I met my wife, I said to myself that I would hug my kids all the time, not just when something terrible reminded me to do it.
So now, in addition to hugs all around through the day, every night of their life (that they’ve been the same place as me) I’ve gone into their room before I hit the sack and just looked at them. Tuck them in if needs be; straighten their hair, that sort of thing. I’m making memories as fast as I can.
Also, from very early, when they go away on a trip, I look them in the eye and say "I love you, don’t forget". Now they say it to me all the time. Sophi will also just walk up to me, fling her arms around me and say "I’ll never forget you Dad!"
So hug your kids, every day, many times a day. Kids who know they’re loved young are less likely to turn into monsters in their teens.