A video of a child asking to hold strangers’ hands to cross the street from Jaykeeout’s YouTube channel has received over 10 million views since it was uploaded on Sept. 24.
The social experiment: The video that has melted the hearts of viewers was a social experiment to see how strangers in Korea would react to a child asking for their hand to hold to cross the crosswalk.
- In the video, Ro-eun, a 5-year-old actress, is seen standing next to strangers and nervously asking them to help her cross the road.
- She lightly taps on the adults to get their attention and asks in Korean, “Excuse me, can you hold my hand so I can cross the road?”
- “I’m scared to walk on the crosswalk alone,” Ro-eun told one adult.
- The strangers in the video did not hesitate to hold Ro-eun’s hand and walk with her across the street. Some of them show their concern by going out of their way to walk her to her parents before leaving.
- Before Ro-eun parts ways with the adults who help her, she offers to sanitize their hands as a thank you and a reminder to be safe during the pandemic.
- Tiny Otaku, whose comment received 3.7k likes, wrote, “I love that they not only helped her across, but wanted to locate her parents before they left her alone.”
- “She’s so adorable, the outfit just level up that. Her outfit makes her look like a minion,” one user said.
- Another commented, “I love this, because aside from it being a social experiment and the positive impact she no doubt had on these people’s days, it’s also a great lesson for the girl herself! She learns that it’s okay to ask people for help AND it boosts her self-confidence to overcome her initial shyness!❤️”
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