Russell Brand warmed up fans in chilly New York City on Wednesday by dispensing hugs and kisses on live TV.
 
The British funnyman put in an appearance on the "Today Show" to promote his upcoming animated Easter movie "Hop."
 
After an interview in the studio, Brand and the show's hosts moved outside at Rockefeller Plaza to continue filming - and chivalrous Brand offered to warm up female fans watching the shoot.
 
He first hugged presenter Meredith Vieira after asking her, "Are you chilly, darling? Give us a cuddle", before approaching the stunned crowd and embracing them too.
 
Weather presenter Al Roker told viewers, "Russell Brand, warming up the crowd now, look at that! One audience member at a time."

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