Canadians Breaks World Record for Most Simultaneous High Fives

The record previously stood at 4,696.

The #HighFiveIt movement is meant to help save kids' lives by making a $5 donation to UNICEF and sharing a high-five photo or video on social media.

UNICEF said a $5 donation can provide clean drinking water to five children for one year.

"It's phenomenal to see Canadians come together to break this record -- our national pride is so palpable at an event like this," said Sharon Avery, UNICEF Canada Chief Development Officer in a news release. "Watching thousands of people high-five to save lives underscores the commitment of Canadians to the world's most vulnerable children."