Breaking the record for the most number of hugs in a minute, Krishna Kumar from Hyderabad hugged 73 people of the 88 that queued up, all volunteers from a local school. Not only did he manage to break the record, he also left many laughing in their seats. Speed hugging could perhaps be a sport now.
According to the Guinness Book of World records, a hug is where both arms have to be wrapped around a person in close embrace. Well, let's just say that the hugs werenâ€™t all entirely mutual.
Krishna reportedly attempted to hug 83 people, but the â€śrecords management team was forced to disqualify a number of squeezes which were more headlocks than hugs," said Guinness authorities.
However, Krishna is a happy man. "Achieving Guinness World Record, I consider asâ€¦ the highest level of human achievement," he said to Guinness authorities. So take his cue and spread the love, perhaps with a little more feeling and a little less headbutting.