National Hug-a-Kevin Day
annually on October 10th (since 2017)
ABC in 2017
ABC declared October 10, 2017, to be National Hug-a-Kevin Day in honor of the television show Kevin (Probably) Saves the World, and encouraged people to hug those they know named Kevin on the day. That evening, the second episode of the show was broadcasted. The previous day, Jason Ritter, who starred as Kevin Finn on the show, broke the Guinness World Record for most hugs in a minute by an individual, when he appeared on The View and gave 86 hugs. The previous record had been 79. When asked about the connection of Kevin (Probably) Saves the World to hugging, Ritter said, "One of the things on the show is that... I have to hug people... It's a complicated thing. You can watch it and see what I'm talking about." His record was later broken and Kevin (Probably) Saves the World was canceled after just one season.
How to Observe National Hug-a-Kevin Day
Spend the day hugging those named Kevin in your life! Perhaps you have a friend or family member with the name. ABC has also suggested, "If you are unable to physically hug your Kevin, please visit facebook.com/KevinProbably/ to share the love with our 'Kevin.'" Although, being that the show is no longer being made, it is unknown if Kevin will feel your love. You could always watch old episodes of Kevin (Probably) Saves the World as well.