Acts of Kindness
Little girl asks strangers to hold hands across the street in unique social experiment
At a busy intersection, people are unaware they're being filmed when a little girl walks up to them and asks to hold their hand.
Eduardo Gaskell
10.11.21

Do you remember how mom or dad would hold your hand before crossing the street?

As a kid, seeing all those cars go rushing by with the wind hitting your face was a terrifying experience. Holding someone’s hand when crossing gives them that sense of assurance and security.

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In a video that’s gone viral with 11,223,613 views to date, a child asks random strangers to hold her hand so she can cross the street.

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5-year-old actress Ro-eun from South Korea takes part in a social experiment to see how strangers would react to her tapping them before asking for help. She’s so little!

How would you react if a child tugged on your arm and asked for help?

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Ro-eun, dressed in a yellow shirt and denim suspenders, looks so adorable, almost like a minion.

She approaches a woman waiting at the crosswalk with the two exchanging a few awkward glances at each other. It’s clear that she’s still rather hesitant to approach complete strangers. And that’s a good thing.

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Ro-eun even attempts to cross on her own by walking with a group but changes her mind at the last minute.

This adorable little lady finally musters up the courage to tug on random sleeves to ask for help crossing. Without hesitating, the Korean woman immediately grabs her hand before walking across the street.

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Hanguk-mal sounds so melodic, doesn’t it?

Even the men can’t resist holding Ro-eun’s tiny hands. Everyone is doing the right thing, helping out an innocent child who’s asking for assistance. It’s a big world for a little girl like her.

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A lady asks where Ro-eun’s mom is, to which the child actress responded by saying her mom is over there in a purple mask and that her mom wanted to see if her daughter was good at crossing.

Children.

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Another woman converses with young Ro-eun while they crossed saying she’ll bring Ro-eun to her mom because it’s dangerous to be walking by her little self in the big city.

A viewer commented,

“I like the woman who said that she would walk with her TO HER MOTHER. Now THAT would be the proper thing to do, not just cross the street with her and then leave her there.”

Good point!

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Kamsahamnida (감사합니다) – “Thank you”

Ro-eun thanks the strangers who went out of their way to hold her hand. But before she says goodbye, she asks them to wait for a second. Ro-eun brings out a hand sanitizer, telling the kind strangers to sanitize their hands before going.

She’s sweeter than those Korean rice cakes!

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Not only did this little experiment bring smiles to viewers all around the globe, Ro-eun’s little act surely made those strangers’ day. It pays to be kind. No one knows what battles that complete stranger is facing.

All in all, the experiment was a success. People are naturally kind and loving. It’s the world that weighs us down. Little Ro-eun had fun too!

Watch this precious little girl below!

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By Eduardo Gaskell
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Eduardo Gaskell is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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