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The Kindness of Strangers: A London Experiment (Video)

Zoe Romanowsky - published on 10/30/15

Would you help in these situations?

Big cities are exciting places, the amalgamation of interactions between people, commerce, culture, space and form. They can also be impersonal and too fast-paced to foster kindness and compassion among strangers.

London is a city with a reputation for being like this—though far from the only one. The creators of this video set up three different scenarios where a stranger needs help. When people come along to respond to each need, a small flash mob breaks out in song to surprise them. It’s a fun experiment and serves to drive home the message that not only are there still good people who will come to the aid of a stranger, but there is power in small acts of kindness. If each of us went out of our way to do one small kind act a day, our cities, towns, schools and work places might feel much different.

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