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They pass him by as if he's invisible, but then one person spots him.

I don't typically like these kinds of videos, but this one got me thinking.

They pass him by as if he's invisible, but then one person spots him.

A group of filmmakers wanted to see what would happen when people saw a young boy, cold, on the street, and asking for help.

The Internet is no stranger to "social experiment" videos. The concept is to place someone in a situation to see how they will react. Sometimes these experiments are completely made up and sometimes they're not. However, from time to time, one will pop up that's worth talking about. This is one.

This boy represents the approximately 1.7 million kids who call the streets "home" every year in the U.S.


An estimated 13 kids die on the street every day. 46% of homeless youth left home because of abuse. Most of us are probably guilty of passing homeless youth and thinking "someone else will take care of this" or "I don't have cash on me."

But this time, a man stopped to help.

The man who stepped in to help is also homeless. Maybe he empathizes because he's been living on the streets since he was a teen or knows other homeless teens like him — we don't know. What we do know is that more than one-third of the homeless population in the U.S. are families with children. And some estimates that 42% of those kids are under 5.

Sometimes, cash is not the only thing they need. They need an adult they can trust to say: "Are you OK? What can I do to help you?" Just like the man in this video.

I'm not a huge fan of these sorts of videos, but this one seems more symbolic and has a lesson we can all learn from.

Let's stand up for our homeless youth.

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"Baking cakes gave me the confidence to believe in my own brand and now I put my heart into giving my customers something they'll enjoy eating," Klohr said.

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La Cocina VA's, which translates to "the kitchen" in Spanish, offers its Bilingual Culinary Training program to prepare low-and moderate-income individuals from diverse backgrounds to launch careers in the food industry.

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Vanna White appeared on "The Price Is Right" in 1980.

Vanna White has been a household name in the United States for decades, which is kind of hilarious when you consider how she gained her fame and fortune. Since 1982, the former model and actress has made millions walking back and forth turning letters (and later simply touching them—yay technology) on the game show "Wheel of Fortune."

That's it. Walking back and forth in a pretty evening gown, flipping letters and clapping for contestants. More on that job in a minute…

As a member of Gen X, television game shows like "Wheel of Fortune" and "The Price is Right" send me straight back to my childhood. Watching this clip from 1980 of Vanna White competing on "The Price is Right" two years before she started turning letters on "Wheel of Fortune" is like stepping into a time machine. Bob Barker's voice, the theme music, the sound effects—I swear I'm home from school sick, lying on the ugly flowered couch with my mom checking my forehead and bringing me Tang.

This video has it all: the early '80s hairstyles, a fresh-faced Vanna White and Bob Barker's casual sexism that would never in a million years fly today.

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