Jon Pertwee likened his Doctor to a mother hen. The capes were like wings that could be wrapped protectively around his companions. Hugging was a sign of affection as well as protection.
I just think that’s really sweet.
Look I found a new picture of three and jo:
(it’s not like I’ve had this picture on my desktop for 900 years waiting for a chance to do this oh no.)
CHICKENS THAT LOOK LIKE DOCTOR WHO CHARACTERS
Cats that look like the First Doctor, Barbara, and Ian