Social Experiment: People Walk By Their Relatives Who Are Pretending To Be Homeless

This video created by New York City Rescue Mission is so touching. When you are walking past a homeless person on the street, it’s very rare for you to give them an eye contact, and this is exactly the point of this social experiment.

This social experiment was put together and included people’s parents, spouses, and family posing as the homeless on the streets. Their relatives walked right by them without giving them a look or stopping.

The point of the experiment is to show that the homeless are invisible amongst us and even if their own family walked past them, it’s very unlikely they will even recognise them on the streets.


It will definitely make me look at the homeless in a different way from now. Thank you NYC Rescue Mission.


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