Thailand shoots for longest-hug Guinness record

PATTAYA, Thailand (NBC/RTV) — Thailand is attempting to break a world record for the longest hug.

Twenty-six couples appropriately made their attempt on Valentine’s Day.

They hugged for 26 hours 26 minutes and 26 seconds.

The rules say all participants must have both arms wrapped around each other at all times.

If the hug weakens or the arms drop, the couple is disqualified.

Organizers will send the video of the hugging marathon to Guinness World Record officials for confirmation of the record. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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