The most tragic followup to that hug fantasy possible.
Well, not the most tragic. There could've been a meteor or something. It's still tragic, though.
And of course Tedd has data on elevated huggableness associated with transformation. She has so much. She could make a spreadsheet, and I know this because, obviously, she already has several, as the data specifics are such that it requires more than one.
As much as I like the last panel (and I do, that's why I drew it), it does establish that Ellen would be the sort of boss who angrily enters an employee's office and yells at them a bit before letting them know they've done a brilliant job and will be getting a raise.