I personally have always thought this was a real squatch in the film and never noticed this before. Looks more like it's guiding a small one by placing it's hand on the middle of the back, just below the neck to get it out of the way. I never had a sound card in the past to watch this one and now that I do, I went and relooked at the original with sound. His reaction when he sees it makes me believe more this is real. Great work MK.