National Hugging Day is a thing and Baymax just won it.

National Hugging Day is a thing and Baymax just won it. | Dearest Geeks of EarthTurns out National Hugging Day is an actual holiday.

Created in 1986 and held annually on January 21, it’s all about encouraging people to hug anyone and everyone who wants a good squeeze.

And today, Disney’s Baymax, the personal healthcare companion robot who’s built like Stay-Puft and sounds like inflatable furniture from the 90s, was named Most Huggable Character of 2015.

The Big Hero 6 star humbly accepted the coveted award from his residence in San Fransokyo, where he attributed the honor to his “non-threatening, huggable design” and said he looks forward to spending the upcoming year giving and receiving hugs from all.

Big Hero 6 is available on Digital HD starting February 3, and Blu-Ray and DVD on February 24.

Photo credits: Disney

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