This Young Man Wants a Little Help. Do You Think He Gets It? It’s What Happens at the 3:10 Mark That Really Blew Us Away.

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Remember the video of Johannes freezing at a bus stop, and the helping hand of people around. YouTuber Yousef Erakat, who uploads video at Fouseytube, was inspired by that one – which came from Norway – to do the same in America. Says Yousef:

“I did not expect to capture so much lack of empathy. We shot all day, and came out with $2.10 which was all returned. The issue is not about him “not looking homeless enough” or “people thinking he’s a scam.” It’s about how they don’t even try to look and turn a blind eye so they can go about their days. Was it too much to stop for two seconds and ask him what was up? Where his parents were? Where his sister was sleeping? Nothing. And it was truly heartbreaking. We have the opportunity to help out and take it for granted while kids in other countries are dying and have no helping hand. Where is the love?”

The love, as it turns out, is in the heart of Yousef and Nathan. You’ll be uplifted by the end of the video. We promise.

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Michael Harrell is a former staff member and current volunteer at St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Federal Way, Washington. A blogger by hobby and social media manager by trade, he continues to teach the faith to ninth graders when he's not busy watching movies or theatre. He loves the Seattle Mariners, and his wife wants you to know he's married. You can follow him on Twitter.