Would You Recognize a Family Member if They Were Homeless on the Street? [VIDEO]
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Have you ever thought about what it might be like to see a family member or a dear friend homeless on the streets of New York City? What would you do? Would you keep on walking? Or would you stop and lend a hand?
The New York City Rescue Mission (90 Lafayette Street) recently conducted an eye-opening social experiment on the Lower East Side, filming five folks who unknowingly walked by relatives masquerading as destitute. Their reactions are both heart-wrenching and surprising. It’s incredibly moving, really. Leaves you wondering how life carries on for so many of us while countless others face the harsh realities of being homeless.
A poignant question is presented at the start of the clip: “Have the homeless become so invisible?” Have a look below:
Much of the short film was actually shot on Ludlow Street, between Grand and Canal.
For more on the New York City Rescue Mission’s initiative, visit MakeThemVisible.com.