Strangers: Friends You Haven’t Met Yet?

I’m sure many of you are familiar with the Humans of New York (HoNY), which is a popular website, Facebook page, and book. The creators and writers of HoNY walk around, interview people, and share their stories. They have shown the world that each person is not just another face in the crowd, but an individual with a story. A life. Blessings and sufferings. Hardships and joy.

I recently saw a video that sparked some thoughts on “strangers” and how we react to other humans we don’t know yet.

My heart was warmed when I watched this video….check it out below.

Are strangers just friends that you haven’t met yet?

I think there are so many times that we get this sort of tunnel-vision and focused on our life, busyness, and hardships that we face. And yet we don’t always notice the person that is walking right along with us or past us on the street every day and that they too are also a human facing many of the same things that we are.

This video also reminded me of another video I had seen several years ago that had this direct purpose in mind: to make you think about your interactions with people.

So how do you treat strangers in your everyday business?

Would you hug a stranger?    🙂

I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!


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