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Monday, 18 November 2013

Heartwarming:Would you let a total stranger sleep on your shoulder on the subway or train?

 Inspired by a picture that went viral, charitable organization Charidy decided to see how many people would let a random person sleep on them on the subway.
                     
This YouTube hit just warms me up- to see all these lovely people showing kindness to a total strangers by allowing them to catnap on them while on the subway……I am speechless!

Five years ago, I travelled from Grimsby to London on the train and for most of trip I fell asleep on a guy's (total stranger) shoulder. When I started to wake up the guy quickly pretended to be asleep so I wouldn’t feel embarrassed. This guy is a total gentlemen and I am sure that we still have good people out there - we all need somebody to lean on. Right?
 
 
 
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After a photo of a man who had fallen asleep against a nearby subway passenger for more than half an hour went viral, the charity

Charidy set out on a subway mission to find out how many others would rise to the occasion of helping those around them - and how many would simply  shrug it off.
 
 
Perhaps surprisingly, more people than you might have guessed seemed to be okay with the idea.
See picture below
 The one that started it all: A young man finds a moment of respite against the shoulder of Jewish riding the subway home from work

The picture that started it all: A young man finds a moment of relief against the shoulder of Jewish riding the subway home from work.
 
Shoulder to lean on: People are not quite as uptight as you might think - even on the New York City subway where space is at a premium
 
Shoulder to lean on: This picture show that people are not quite as uptight as we might think - even on the New York City subway where space is at a premium.
You'll make a nice pillow: It's a sweet reminder that not all New Yorkers live up to their unfriendly reputation
 
You'll make a nice pillow: This picture is a sweet reminder that not all everybody live up to their unfriendly reputation.

Not now buddy: Of course there were one or two who found the moment a little awkward

Not now buddy: Of course there were one or two who found the moment a little awkward.
You don't mind if I...? Even if people found the whole experience strange and slightly disturbing, most got a laugh from it               
 












You don't mind if I...?  This picture shows that even if people found the whole experience strange and slightly disturbing, most got a laugh from it.

Public transportation often lacks adequate personal space but the reaction of some people was quite surprising
We all know that public transportation often lacks adequate personal space but how would you reaction if someone just snoozes on you?

 As I lay thee down to sleep: It seemed that most people simply went along with it

 As I lay thee down to sleep: It seemed that most people simply went along with it
 
 
 
Be kind because the world is earnestly waiting for your act of kindness!

 
Happy Sunday!






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