125 people from Up To Us Caravan and InspireWithWords formed a hug circle. They set the record at the Truth To Power activist art gallery event during the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Merel hugged 51 stuffed animals in one minute.
Matthew J. and Matthew S. hugged each other 10 times in 1.23 seconds.
Tina Jones led six people in hugging a cardboard cutout of the 11th Doctor.
Josh B. led 21 authors in simultaneously hugging a librarian. They set the record at YA Fest at the Palmer Branch of the Easton Public Library in Easton, Pennsylvania.
The authors are Melissa Groeling, Anne Greenwood Brown, Jacqueline Kesller, Jen McConnel, K.M. Walton, Margie Gelbwasser, Amie Borst, Bethanie Borst, Molly Cochran, Radjeep Paulus, Aaron Starmer, Tiffany Schmidt, Alissa Grosso, Josh Berk, Jennifer Murgia, Ellen Jensen Abbott, Cristin Terrill, Kit Grindstaff, David Lubar, Jennifer Hubbard, Jeff Hirsch, and Kimberly Ann Miller.
Benjamin P. led 118 people to join together for a group hug inside an auditorium.
Marlene Reinert and Khadija Boubas gave hugs to 71 people in one hour at a mall.
28 students from Saint Louis University hugged their school mascot, a Billiken, at the same time. They set the record on campus as part of a Mountain Dew Kickstart event. RecordSetter CEO Dan Rollman was present to adjudicate the attempt.
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.
DJ Blake of 103.7 WDBR gave 2,834 hugs in one hour to people at Knight’s Action Park in Springfield, Illinois.
He set the record to raise donations for Children’s Miracle Network and St. John’s Children’s Hospital. Learn more about the feat here.
Matt E, Daniel O, Amanda L and Justin K shared a group hug while all wearing a pair of Google Glass. The record was set at the PepsiCo Digital Summit.
The record was officiated by RecordSetter CEO Dan Rollman.
A member of TV Camp hugged 33 trees in one minute.
Led by Jeff Tomlinson, 32 pairs of students joined
together for a 64-person piggyback group hug.
Pete Moyer led 14 students at Christ Greenfield hugged a Justin Bieber cardboard cutout in one minute.
Led by Rob Roush, a member of Camp Revolution hugged 90 people in one minute.
A total of 62 people from powerHouse Books joined together for a group hug during a stop on the RecordSetter book tour.
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