After much deliberation and even more hugging, Baymax, the lovable personal companionrobot and star of Walt Disney Animation Studio’s action-packed comedy adventure “Big Hero 6,” was today named Most Huggable Character of 2015 on National Hugging Dayâ„¢!
The coveted award was presented by the Ambassador of Hugs, Kevin Zaborney, founder and creator of National Hugging Dayâ„¢. 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 Dayâ„¢ held annually on January 21. National Hugging Dayâ„¢ 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-rayâ„¢ Combo Pack February 24.