Breaking Down This Guy’s Record-Setting Performance For Most Hugs In A Minute

05.26.16 3 years ago

Let’s just get this out of the way first. You may have clicked on this fine Uproxx Sports article while asking yourself, “this…this is sports?” On a slow internet Thursday in May, why yes…yes it is.

Now that that’s been addressed, let’s get to it. In the video above you’ll see a guy named Krishna Kumar recently breaking the world record for most hugs given by an individual in one minute. Kumar hugged 79 different kids in 60 seconds — averaging out to 1.3 hugs per second — at a school in Pradesh, India.

That achievement looks quite impressive on paper but, as the video shows, there are some serious issues that need to be addressed. First of all, let’s go ahead and reference Wikipedia’s definition of a hug.

A hug is a form of physical intimacy, universal in human communities, in which two people put their arms around the neck, back, or waist of one another and hold each other closely. If more than two persons are involved, this is informally referred to as a group hug.

As we well know, all Wikipedia entries are 100 percent correct. So, by that definition, a hug requires participation from at least two people. Now let’s roll the tape:

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