Coronavirus: Actor Kevin Bacon promotes social distancing with new ‘6 degrees’ campaign

Kevin Bacon promotes social distancing with new '6 Degrees' campaign

Kevin Bacon, the actor who presumably can be linked to any Hollywood star by six degrees or fewer, wants his social media followers to use their connections to promote social distancing amid the coronavirus pandemic.

In an Instagram video Wednesday, the “City on a Hill” star held a sign that read, “#IStayHomeFor Kyra Sedgwick,” his wife, as he stressed the importance of self-quarantining to keep loved ones safe.

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“Hey everybody, it’s now so important to stay home and keep our distance from others if you are able,” he captioned the post. “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.”

He continued: “The more folks involved, the merrier – We’re all connected by various degrees (Trust me, I know!).”

Bacon then tagged Jimmy Fallon, Elton John, Brandi Carlile, Kevin Hart, Demi Lovato and David Beckham.

“Let’s use this 6 Degree thing to do some good!” Bacon’s post concluded.