By Abby West
Updated April 15, 2013 at 12:00 PM EDT
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The world needs more hugs, don’t you think? So says Barney, and he wants to give you one. The big purple dinosaur actually wants to share 25 million virtual hugs. And he’s reaching out to everyone, even some of the young stars who appeared on his runaway hit show when it debuted in 1987, like Selena Gomez and Demi Lovato. Check out his hug message for Gomez below:

The Barney 25 Million Hugs campaign and the website has over 30 different customized hugs and messages, there is a hug for every occasion including birthdays, congratulations, thank you’s, get well wishes, veteran appreciation, and more. A donation will also be made to the Children’s Hospital Association, along with an in-kind donation to CHA member hospitals.


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