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Disney’s Baymax is the champion of National Hugging Day

As one of the softest, most lovable creations to ever come out of Walt Disney Studios, Baymax now has an even more adorable title to be proud of. Baymax, the star of Walt Disney Animation Studio’s action-packed comedy adventure “Big Hero 6,” has officially won the title of Most Huggable Character of 2015 on National Hugging Day!

The coveted award was presented by the Ambassador of Hugs, Kevin Zaborney, founder and creator of National Hugging Day. Baymax humbly accepted the award from his residence in San Fransokyo where he attributed the honor to his “non-threatening, huggable design” and said he looks forward to spending the upcoming year giving and receiving hugs from all.

The Most Huggable Character Award coincides with this month’s National Hugging Day held annually on January 21. National Hugging Day™ was created to encourage people around the world show more affection in public. There is only one way you are supposed to celebrate the holiday: offer a hug to anyone and everyone you want.

Disney’s “Big Hero 6” will be available nationwide on Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere February 3 and on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack February 24.