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7,777 hugs in 24-hours

LAS VEGAS, NV (WKOW)-- An Ohio man has embraced the Valentine's Day spirit by giving 7,777 hugs in 24-hours.  That's a new world record.

Jeff Ondash set the new hugging record Saturday night outside a Las Vegas hotel.

Ondash says he did it all to raise money for the American Heart Association.

His father and brother both died of heart problems.

The previous world record was set last year in Ireland.  A man there gave 5,000 hugs in a day.


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