Being a fan of Hug Tag (you’re safe as long as you’re hugging someone or something!), I was thrilled to learn about International Hug Day

24 Jan

1) How to Hug:  The 5 Principles, by the author of “Hugging Life – A Practical Guide to Artful Hugging” 

2) The Hug Song, by Fred Small – I WANT A HUG!!!

3) Jeff Ondash (with the alter ego name of Teddy McHuggin, wearing a red NASCAR-style driver’s suit with hugging logos and a wrestling-style championship belt) holds the world record of 7,777 hugs in one day (Valentines’ Day, 2010) outside the Paris-Las Vegas hotel-casino!

4) The world’s longest single hug is exactly 24 hours and 44 minutes!

5) I long to be one of the most huggable people of 2013 and beyond…

“The Most Huggable People of 2013”

Scott Van Duzer, owner of Big Apple Pizza & Pasta Italian Restaurant in Fort Pierce, Florida.  In September 2012, Scott was visited by President Obama at his restaurant.  To everyone’s suprise, Scott actually picked up the President and began Bear Hugging!  No question that daring hug earns this year’s top honor!

6) Finally, observe these Russian cuties hugging it up!

Russians in Khabarovsk, Russia celebrating National Hugging Day



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