If you're in need of a lasting embrace, well, you might not want to turn to Krishna Kumar (or strangers in general, for that matter). That's because the Indian man/human hugging machine recently set a new world record after he managed to hug an astonishing 79 people in just 60 seconds, as seen in a new video from Guinness World Records.
Kumar recruited 88 students who queued up for hugs at a school in Pradesh, India. In the one-minute challenge, he attempted to hug 83 of the participants, but Guinness officials ended up disqualifying at least four because they turned out to be more like headlocks, according to a blog post from the organization. And although he makes it look so easy, all the extreme hugging leaves Kumar covered with some serious sweat patches by the end of the video.
Guinness notes the previous record for the most hugs given in one minute was set by Carrie Bickmore of Australia, who hugged 77 people during the Huggies Hugs for Healing event at the Sydney Children's Hospital in 2014.
Kumar said he considers the affectionate feat as "the highest level of human achievement." Sure, you can argue otherwise with him, but you should probably expect to end up hugging it out.