What many people don’t know about this heart-warming global trust video are the stories that happened behind the scenes. So in this blog post i’ll describe some of the most touching moments from the 3rd of May, 2015 when more than 45 brave people from 9 countries participated in our first global trust event.
In Munich, Germany there was a young girl deeply intrigued beyond measure. Her mother Kathi was participating in what looks like an airport plaza. She spends the entire experiment looking at her mum in amazement. Circling around, taking photos on her little phone camera & hugging from time to time. It was beautiful to see that interaction unfolding amongst the diversity of hugs from strangers.
Then in Mexico, Mario created some of the most beautiful footage i’ve ever seen. He must have spent some time considering the creation of each shot. At one moment I notice a young teen pull on her boyfriends arm to stop. You can tell she wants to hug, however her boyfriend chooses to keep moving. About 10 minutes later the same teen comes running back into Mario’s arms.
Desiree in Zurich decided to add her own touch by testing 3 different signs that said “I’m a Swiss/I’m a German & I’m human – I trust you, do you trust me? Give me a hug”. Each sign that was used in different locations made no difference to the people coming forward to show their trust. Her work shows great cultural sensitivity and initiative.
Hande Yildiz is a Turkish girl who was on holiday travelling through USA when she created her experiment right in times square. Deciding to create this in a foreign environment in the centre of a very busy area takes great courage!
The GoodVibers who participated from Barcelona, Spain are the very reason this experiment was created! It was the GoodVibers who helped create the original trust experiment more than 2 years ago. They came together again to celebrate Emma’s birthday and to create the experiment down in the local park. This was truly incredible to see.
Manon from Brussels very kindly submitted her own, beautiful hand written classical music for the project. If you look closely you can see that it starts to rain whilst she’s out there giving hugs! I call that great dedication.
Stefan from Switzerland had a number of military officers dressed in uniform come up to hug him. Humanity shone through the military clothing.
Terri from Kansas City in USA was an incredibly brave 44 year old woman who decided to create the experiment with her husband in a busy shopping mall. Her experiment was cut short after the security kindly asked her to leave!
In Perth more than 20 of the Liberators unified to create the trust within a large family festival. 1000’s of people were deeply moved by the large scale trust experiment we created. People I have never met in my life decided to spend their Sunday afternoon being vulnerable in the name of creating an inspiring message for humanity. I send my infinite love to each and everyone who has helped contribute towards our first global event.