I've never actually cuddled one, but I've petted a few easygoing ones and been slurped by them.
I like them, but they're so big, I'd find it hard to really be at ease around one. A few people have told me that they sometimes don't like people fussing with their heads... sort of like how cats don't always like people messing with their paws or stomachs.
Peasant (1963-1972) and Fluffy (1970s?-1982- I think of you as 'Ambrose' now)- Your spirits outshone some humans I have known. Be happy forever.