(Picture a sticky note from God on a complete stranger who somewhat magically appeared out of nowhere and helped you
in a way you never, never could have imagined.)
"And as they went to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, All hail. And they came and held him by the feet and worshipped him."
This is a sweet image. Jesus' disciples, having feared he was dead and gone from them, running into him seemingly out of the blue. What could they do with their joy and gratitude but latch onto his feet? Probably for dear life, don't you think?
When someone helps you out of a really hard place it can be difficult to exercise restraint in your extreme gratitude. Just use this dear bit of Biblical writing to assure yourself that long before you wanted to--but resisted--hugging someone with thanksgiving and relief, some frightened and gloriously happy fellows were so overcome with relief they apparently couldn't help themselves.