Indian man sets Guinness Record for most hugs in a minute

huggingA Hyderabad resident has entered the Guinness Book of World Records for hugging the most number of people in a minute.

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.

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