Canadians have a reputation for being some of the world's kindest people. This video proves that to be true.
YouTuber AsoOmii Jay teamed up with Time Vision Productions to try out a social experiment called the "Blind Trust Project."
In order to test how Canadians would react, a blindfolded Muslim man stood at Dundas Square in downtown Toronto, with signs that read "I am a Muslim. I am labelled as a terrorist," and "I trust you. Do you trust me? Give me a hug."
The result was truly heartwarming.
The video, which was posted on YouTube last week, shows several strangers gladly hugging the stranger.
The team's purpose is clear: create an environment where Muslims and non-Muslims peacefully "coexist" and help minimize hate crimes triggered by discrimination.
"We wish to break down barriers and spread awareness about Islamophobia," reads the video's description.
A similar video, in which Canadians refused to allow hate speech against a Muslim man, was created in the wake of the terrorist attack on Ottawa in October, showing yet again we will not stand for hatred. Watch the video above to see how perfectly passersby reacted to this recent experiment.
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