ABC Declares Tuesday, October 10, National Hug-A-Kevin Day, in Honor of ‘Kevin (Probably) Saves the World’

ABC Declares Tuesday, October 10, National Hug-A-Kevin Day, in Honor of ‘Kevin (Probably) Saves the World’

October 5, 2017                 


Series Star Jason Ritter Attempts to Break GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ Title for Most Hugs Given in One Minute By an Individual LIVE on ‘The View,’ October 9

Inspired by ABC’s new series “Kevin (Probably) Saves the World,” the network has declared TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10, as “National Hug-a-Kevin Day!” On this occasion, people are encouraged to hug a ‘Kevin’ in their lives. If you are unable to physically hug your Kevin, please visit to share the love with our “Kevin.” It’s time to spread some hugs and goodwill! Please hug responsibly.

To help kick off this momentous day, series star Jason Ritter (“Kevin Finn”), will attempt to break the current GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for Most hugs given in one minute by an individual with members of the studio audience LIVE on ABC’s “The View” on MONDAY, OCTOBER 9 (11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. EDT). It has been a life-long dream for Ritter to break a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title and he has been taking his training seriously. The current record is 79 hugs which was set in India in March 2016.

Tune in to “Kevin (Probably) Saves the World,” TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10 (10:01-11:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. “Kevin (Probably) Saves the World” is produced by ABC Studios. The series is co-created and executive produced by Michele Fazekas & Tara Butters (“Marvel’s Agent Carter,” “Resurrection,” “Reaper”). In addition, the series is executive produced by Chris Dingess and Craig DiGregorio. “Kevin (Probably) Saves the World” stars Jason Ritter as Kevin Finn, JoAnna Garcia Swisher as Amy Cabrera, Kimberly Hébert Gregory as Yvette, Chloe East as Reese Cabrera, J. August Richards as Deputy Nate Purcell, Dustin Ybarra as Tyler Medina and India de Beaufort as Kristin Allen.

About Guinness World Records
GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS (GWR) is the global authority on record-breaking achievement. First published in 1955, the iconic annual Guinness World Records books have sold over 138 million copies in over 20 languages and in more than 100 countries. Additionally, the Guinness World Records: Gamer’s Edition, first published in 2007, has sold more than 5 million copies to date. Guinness World Records’ worldwide television programmes reach over 750 million viewers annually and more than one million people subscribe to the GWR YouTube channel, which enjoys more than 300 million views per year. The GWR website receives 21 million visitors annually, and we have over 12 million fans on Facebook.  The Guinness World Records commercial sales division provides bespoke consultancy services for some of the world’s top brands and agencies to help place record breaking at the heart of their marketing campaigns, employee-engagement programmes, and live and experiential events.

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