Led by Janet, a total of 70 people from Library Forum, a community of readers and writers at Robinson High School in Illinois, joined together for a group hug at their school library. Their motto is "Read Responsibly. Write Creatively. Think Independently."
Alessia S. hugged 21 people in 30 seconds on her birthday. Alessia set her record during a RecordSetter LIVE! event at The Learning Village in Las Vegas, Nevada. RecordSetter Co-founders Dan Rollman and Corey Henderson were present to adjudicate the attempt.