A homeless man in Germany was completely shocked when a passerby went up to him and asked him to borrow his bucket. Taken aback, the man cautiously handed the bucket over, and what happened next will totally make you smile!
The stranger sat down on the ground next to the homeless man and started drumming on the bucket. When finished with his short song, the homeless man said, “not bad,” barely amused. The passerby then told the man that he was going to try something else. He threw his hat on the ground to collect potential donations, and within minutes, the money started flowing in.
The video posted on YouTube has gone viral with nearly 1,000,000 views since it was posted on July 1. If you read the description of the video, you will see that the “strangers” actually used an actor to play the part of the homeless man. It has been explained that they didn’t want to “film a person in distress” and upload the video to the internet.
“Before filming we asked ourselves the following question: Can we simply film a person in distress and put it up on the internet, without asking them or knowing their history? Our answer is quite clearly no, which is why we have hired an actor to take on this role.”
While that might detract from the scenario, the feeling is still very real, as is the overall message.
[Photo courtesy of YouTube]