This Video Explores Familial Reactions to Impoverished People

By: Emilie Picillo - Published: Apr 24, 2014 • References: youtube
What would you do if you spotted your relatives on the streets posed as impoverished people? ‘Have the Homeless Become Invisible?’ is a video produced by the New York Rescue Mission to test how people would react if they walked by their impoverished relatives.

We’ve become so accustomed to seeing impoverished people walking the streets and buried under blankets that we often don’t see the person behind the billows.

Some participants simply took short glances and kept their stride, while others didn’t look at all, which really makes you question how we value the homeless in our daily lives. After confronting their loved ones, the reactions are truly heartbreaking, but end with loving exchanges and awareness. Hopefully this video will inspire us to be more critical of our surroundings during our commute.