Source: YouTube Japan’s Candy Mascot Kinda Looks Like Poop, But That Won’t Stop Him From Hugging 7 Billion People 2016-03-15 Tue 2016-03-15 Tue If you love the ultra-popular Japanese chocolate stick snack Pocky, then you are familiar with Glico, the Osaka-based confectionery company that produces many of Japan's big named sweets. No trip to Osaka is truly complete without posing and taking a picture of the trademark Glico running man sign. So given the multitude of tasty Glico snacks, and Japan's love of mascots, a huggable character was needed to promote "Smile Glico" campaign. Not just any character, however, but one inspired by their original caramel candy. So that need was met by this lovely fellow: ハグハグさん(@hughugdesu)が投稿した写真 - 2016 2月 6 8:51午後 PST His name is Hug Hug. As smile of the "Smile Glico" campaign, which seeks to promote a happier world (and of course the Glico line of snacks) by reminding everyone that if they just smile and be nice to each other, they can make the world a better place. So he randomly bounces around, unannounced, dispensing sweets from his mouth and asking for hugs from people. When not wearing his trademark Glico packaging hat, the giant lump of caramel (what he is intended to be), somewhat resembles a cartoonish drawing of poop--as many Japanese internet users have observed. There's a bit more to his character, but it is imperative that you watch him try to convince people to hug him, with varying rates of success. So what is there to know about Hug Hug? Surprisingly a lot, according to his Twitter profile, he was born to make the human race smile, and is traveling around hugging 7 billion people--so he asks that if you see him to come up and give him a hug--if his aesthetic doesn't put you off, I suppose. Source: Glico He has some interesting physical attributes as well: arms big enough to hug three adult humans at once, eyes that express immediate happiness when he sees a smile, a yawn and heart-shaped-chest that smell like caramel (what many schoolgirls observed in the video), and legs that he prefers that you wouldn't call short. He's two meters tall, and he weighs as much as his big dream. His head is also deceptively small from the side. So how are things going for the big poopy caramel? Pretty swimmingly according to his Instagram and Twitter, he's burning the hugging trail! He got big enough to hug Kyary Pamyu Pamyu ハグハグさん(@hughugdesu)が投稿した写真 - 2016 2月 24 9:44午後 PST He's always popping in the club ハグハグさん(@hughugdesu)が投稿した写真 - 2015 12月 19 4:43午後 PST But has plenty of love for Maiko ハグハグさん(@hughugdesu)が投稿した写真 - 2015 12月 1 11:26午後 PST He'll stop at nothing to get a hug ハグハグさん(@hughugdesu)が投稿した写真 - 2015 12月 2 11:01午後 PST And schoolkids love him ハグハグさん(@hughugdesu)が投稿した写真 - 2015 11月 30 7:25午後 PST みんなまとめて、ハグハグ〜 #ハグハグ #スマイル #smile #hug #東京 #江戸川区 ハグハグさん(@hughugdesu)が投稿した写真 - 2015 12月 9 9:06午後 PST Because he waddles! ハグハグさん(@hughugdesu)が投稿した動画 - 2015 12月 18 10:18午後 PST And hey, if you need some warming up to get used to him, just watch this commercial from Christmas where he spread the holiday spirit with a poopy grin! By - grape Japan editorial staff. Source:スマイルグリコＣＭ 妻夫木聡 60秒 「あなたが笑うと、世界は変わる。」篇 / Smile.Glico みんなとハグハグ篇（90秒）グリコCM / @hughugdesu / Glico / @hughugdesu Tags: Caramel / chocolate / Funny / Glico / Hug Hug / Hugs / Japan / Poop / WTF grape Japan Only in Japan Japan’s Candy Mascot Kinda Looks Like Poop, But That Won’t Stop Him From Hugging 7 Billion People Related Article Unleash the Kraken with this 2-way realistic squid neck pillow Japan Flower Guide 2020: What Flowers Bloom in Spring and When Daimaru’s Exquisite Chocolates Let You Take Home The Tastes And Memories Of Hokkaido[PR] Turn Your Cats Into Furry Train Conductors With Colorful Cardboard Trains The Rilakkuma PC Cushion Lets You Cuddle Everyone’s Favorite Bear While You Type Attempting The Monster Ramen Challenge In Akihabara, Tokyo!