February 28, 2015
This is an awesome video that has gone viral.
A social experiment with hidden camera filming of a homeless child freezing on the streets of Manhattan...
See the people just walking on by--completely ignoring or plain unaffected by the suffering taking place literally right next to them.
Where is the compassion of the people?
Many are just rushing by, chatting away, and/or carrying fancy filled bags from nearby shopping excursions.
The bystanders walk past and practically over this boy's shivering body lying in ragged shirt, without a coat, and lying half inside a big black garbage bag on the street.
I imagined G-d looking down on this extreme callousness of his creations ignoring the suffering of this boy and being quite upset.
Perhaps, there are unfortunately so many people now homeless , hungry, and begging in the streets that our minds and hearts have simply learned to "tune it out."
The ending is really amazing...when the one person who comes over to care for the poor boy is a black homeless man--who ends up taking off his own coat and gives it to the child.
May G-d open our eyes to the pain of our brethren and grant us compassionate hearts to sincerely care one for each other. ;-)