The Barney 25 Million Hugs Campaign (also known as "Share Barney Hugs") is an online campaign

created by HiT to celebrate Barney's 25th Anniversary. The campaign began on April 15, 2013 and revolves around sharing 25 million virtual hugs via a special website.

The Mission of the Campaign

Barney 25 Million Hugs Campaign Trailer-0

Barney 25 Million Hugs Campaign Trailer-0


Barney wants people to share 25 million virtual hugs in honor of his 25th Anniversary. With over thirty different "Barney Hugs" to choose from, the purple guy can celebrate someone's birthday, honor a veteran, or even reconcile friends. In addition, there are several general "hugs" that feature Barney saying some of his famous catch phrases or even dancing. For those who don't want to send a hug personally, you can get a hug from Barney personally simply by pressing the "Get a Hug Button" on the homepage.

Special Celebrity Hugs

Besides the hugs you could receive and send to friends, Barney has shared hugs with a number of celebrities. The following is a list of most, if not all, the celebrities Barney sent a hug video to.

  • Selena Gomez
  • Demi Lovato
  • Kourtney Kardashian
  • One Direction
  • Cory Booker
  • Chad Johnson
  • Jay Leno
  • Jimmy Fallon
  • Jimmy Kimmel
  • David Letterman
  • Simon Cowell
  • Oprah Winfrey
  • Justin Bieber
  • P!nk
  • Conan O'Brien
  • Ellen DeGeneres
  • Carly Rae Jepsen
  • Barack Obama
  • Kelly Ripa


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