Would You Recognize a Family Member If You Walked By Them Sleeping on the Streets of New York?

This touching video made by the New York City Rescue Mission asks the question Have the Homeless Become Invisible?. To point out the callousness of our everyday commutes, the shelter took family members of average New Yorkers and placed them in costume on the street.

Surely the passing New Yorkers would recognize their own family, right? Would you?

In this social experiment, unsuspecting people walked by relatives pretending to be homeless. Would they notice their family members? Or have the homeless become invisible?

Visit Make Them Visible to find out more about the video and the New York City Rescue Mission.

Matt Coneybeare

Matt Coneybeare

Founder, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief

Matt enjoys exploring the City's food scene with his Wife and the outdoors with their three dogs. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time working from a treadmill desk at home.

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