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04/12/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Teacher Hugs For Haiti, Breaks World Record

Tennessee high school history teacher Warren T. Johnson shattered the world record for hugging and raised more than $17,000 for Haiti Friday, WKRN reports.

Johnson hugged 1,932 people in an hour, almost doubling the previous Guinness World Record for hugging 765 people in the same amount of time.

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The money raised in this hug-a-thon will be donated to the Red Cross relief efforts in Haiti. The school is now encouraging others to take a "Hugs For Haiti Challenge" and break Johnson's record.

To find out more about the challenge and how you can sign up, visit www.hugsforhaitichallenge.com.