There's a "Major Dork" somewhere, deep down, in each of us. Are you, or are you not, afraid to admit it? ;)
Years back, Angelina of ADB Petz started a clique about the Free Hugs movement, and asked if I could make an animated .gif for her. Although she has left the community I've made sure her clique remains. Why not brighten someone's day with a hug? It's free!
A sense of community is really important, and the Petz games come loaded with that! It would feel so empty and probably wouldn't have lasted this long without the thriving community behind it keeping fans close and connected.