“I am Muslim, not the same as a terrorist. Do you trust me? I trust you!” read a sign, placed in front of a bearded man standing in the streets of Stockholm.
The trust experiment, which was earlier conducted in Toronto and New York, was put to test this time by YouTube user STHLM Panda in Stockholm.
In the uploaded on YouTube by STHLM Panda, shows a man standing in the streets of Stockholm, with his arms spread outward.
At first, the guy, who was identified as Ashkan, did not attract much attention.
Finally a woman, who was passing by, stops and looks at him for the fraction of a second before giving him a hug saying, “I trust you.”
Then the magic starts and hugs start coming as people watch.
A woman walks up to him and said “Of course, I trust you.”
After that a man walks up to the blindfolded guy and gives him a warm hug and appreciating his work saying “Good!.”
Then a young man stares at Ashkan for a while and ends up smiling and giving him a hug.
A woman walks up to him and says “you get a hug from a girl who is Muslim even!”
If it hasn’t restored your faith in humanity, this might do, a young man walks up to him, hug him and say “I am not a Muslim but I respect.”
And then a woman holding her child comes up to Ashkan and he hugs the child.
By the end of the experiment, Ashkan received 142 hugs