Jeff Ondash, who sought the squeezes under the costumed alter ego Teddy McHuggin, broke the record on Saturday night outside the Paris Las Vegas hotel-casino on the Las 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."
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Image: Jeff Ondash, nicknamed Teddy McHuggin, hugs a tourist on the The Strip on his way to setting the Guinness World Record for hugs in a 24 hour period on in Las Vegas on February 13, 2010.