Its the first ever National Hug An Asian Day, and founder Tony Tarumoto hopes more than 100,000 people embrace the holiday a modest goal considering there are billions of Asians on Earth.
Tarumoto created the day because theres far too much hate in the world.
Hes been getting tons of positive feedback and says the biggest question from participating non-Asians is proper Asian hugging etiquette.
He says everyone has their own style of hugging, so theres not a right or wrong way to embrace an Asian.
Still, he notes that giving smaller people bear hugs might crush them. The best hugs dont hurt, show a lot of emotion, and last approximately three to five seconds.
Although this particular day focuses on squeezing Asians, Tarumoto hopes to start other hug days and spread the love.
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