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article imageMan sets Guinness record for hugs in Vegas

By Matt Harding     Feb 14, 2010 in Lifestyle
Las Vegas - Jeff Ondash, a 51-year-old man, gave 7,777 hugs in 24 hours, setting a new world record a day before Valentine's Day. He raised money for the American Heart Association.
Ondash, who sought the pre-Valentine's Day hugs under the costumed alter-ego "Teddy McHuggin," broke the record Saturday night outside of the Paris Las Vegas hotel-casino on the Vegas Strip.
"When you hug somebody, they all walk away from each other smiling," Ondash said. "They say an apple a day keeps the doctor away; a hug a day — it's just fun."
Ondash wanted to become the world's hugging champion to raise money for the American Heart Association during American Heart month. The cause is very important to Ondash; his brother and father both died relatively young because of heart problems, he said.
He gave 7,777 hugs within one day, setting a new world record.
His daughter Carlie tallied her father's hugs.
If you want to contact Jeff "Teddy McHuggin" Ondash, do so on Hug Teddy for Charity or on Facebook.
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