While health officials are encouraging people to stay at least six feet from one another, Kevin Bacon is reminding his fans that we are all just six degrees away as well — making these protocols that much more important.
On Wednesday, the Footloose star launched a sweet “Six Degrees” campaign to encourage people around the world to share who they are staying home for amid the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and social distancing.
“Hi, folks. You know me, right? I’m technically only six degrees away from you,” he said in a video on Instagram, referencing the popular game “Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon,” which he coopted to create his charity, Six Degrees.
“Right now, like people around the world, I’m staying home, because it saves lives and it is the only way we’re going to slow down the spread of this coronavirus,” the 61-year-old actor continued. “Because the contact that you make with someone, who makes contact with someone else, that may be what makes somebody’s mom or grandpa or wife sick.”
Bacon continued, telling his followers that “every one of us