It was probably the hug and puppy dog eyes thing, going by what he said. He was trying to be cute.
Kids that age do that stuff. So what’s a teacher to do? “Too old for that stuff”. “I’m your teacher, not your mom. Sit down and don’t go touching me or I’ll write you up”. Something like that. Basic firm warning if it’s that big of a deal.
10 days though? Appealed down to 4 days? All totally unnecessary.