Krishna Kumar organized a ‘Hug-a-thon’ in Hyderabad in the south Indian state of Andhra Pradesh and 88 children stood in a queue to get his special embrace. Kumar hugged 79 of them before the minute clock ran out. Watch the hilarious assembly-line hugging here.
According to the rules, a hug will be counted as genuine only when both arms are wrapped around the other person in a close embrace. Previously, the Guinness Record for the most hugs given in a minute by an individual was 77, which was achieved by Carrie Bickmore from Australia in October 2014. Krishna broke that record early this week.