MADISON (WKOW) -- There was something going on at Rhythm and Booms besides the fireworks. A world record was set for the most simultaneous hugs to mascots and celebrities in one hour.
The Waunakee-based non-profit, R.E.A.C.H. a Child, organized a Mascot and Celebrity Charity Hug at Warner Park. Close to 1,000 people helped break set a new record with 8,916 simultaneous hugs.
The mascot with the most individual hugs from 7 to 8 o'clock last night was
Lil Caesar with 993 hugs! The previous Guinness record stood at 765 hugs to one person in an hour since January 2007.
The information has been submitted to the Guinness World Record committee for verification of the record.