Kevin Bacon is using the popular Six Degrees from Kevin Bacon to help launch a social media campaign and encourage people to share who they are staying home for during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The game has been played for years and is based on the concept that all people are six or fewer acquaintance links apart. Movie fans challenge others to find a link path between a small unknown actor and Kevin Bacon.
Kevin is using this concept that all people are only six degrees away from one another to help promote social distancing.
On Instagram, he explains his new campaign by saying he is staying home and everyone else should too because that is the only way to slow the spread of the virus. He goes into more detail saying, "Because the contact that you make with someone, who makes contact with someone else, that maybe what makes somebody’s mom or grandpa or wife sick.”
He tells his followers that everyone in their life has someone worth staying home, someone they want to protect and make sure does not get sick.
He then pulls out a sign that reads "#IStayHomeFor Kyra Sedgwick," his wife.
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