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Back in the day, 1994 to be exact, actor Kevin Bacon became the center of a game of sorts, called Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon. Basically, any actor could be traced back to Bacon through six or less actors they had each worked with at some point.

Speeding up to now, Bacon is using that same game to reinforce the importance of staying home and six feet away from others. He’s turned to Instagram and has asked people to share his post, which includes #IStayHomeFor, and tag six people they are staying away from. Bacon has chosen Sir Elton John, Demi Lovato, Kevin Hart, David Beckham and Jimmy Fallon.

You can watch his pitch below:

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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

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The hashtag #IStayHomeFor translates to who you want to keep from making sick by staying home. Bacon is staying home for his actress wife Kyra Sedgwick, who we hear in the background, exclaiming, “Kevvv?” He tells her he’s in the middle of something. Does she know what he’s up to!? Good stuff, that is.

It makes us think about our 2015 poll, Who is the British Kevin Bacon? With the late Alan Rickman winning.

Which six people are you going to stay home for? 

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Filed Under: Kevin Bacon, Six Degrees
By Brigid Brown