Health care officials are urging people to keep at least six feet between each other, but Kevin Bacon is reminding fans the we’re all six degrees apart and to keep that in mind while social distancing.
He launched the “Six Degrees” campaign to encourage people to stay home and share who we’re social distancing for.
The 61-year-old actor spoke in an Instagram , “Hi, folks. You know me, right? I’m technically only six degrees away from you,” referencing the game “Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon” and where the namesake of the campaign stems from.
The Footloose actor continued, “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. 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 continues to tell his followers that “ every one of us has someone who is worth staying home for,” saying that he is socially distancing to keep his wife, Kyra Sedgwick, safe.
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#IStayHomeFor @kikkosedg! Hey everybody, it’s now so important to stay home and keep our distance from others if you are able. It’s one way we can help prevent the spread of #Coronavirus and save lives. The more of us who can, make it safer for those who can’t. So if you’re home too like me, post a video or photo with a sign like mine, telling who you are staying home for and ask 6 friends to do the same. Post it with the hashtag #IStayHomeFor so I can see and share. The more folks involved, the merrier – We’re all connected by various degrees (Trust me, I know!) I’m kicking it off with @jimmyfallon @eltonjohn @Brandicarlile @kevinhart4real @ddlovato @davidbeckham – but I encourage YOU ALL to join in too! Let’s use this 6 Degree thing to do some good! . . . . #Corona #Coronavirus #StayHome #StaySafe #6Degrees #ThinkingOfYou #SpreadTheWord