Some People Don't Mind Strangers Falling Asleep on Them in the Subway [VIDEO]

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A few weeks ago, a picture of a young man sleeping on a much older one on the subway went kinda sorta viral-ish. A group going by Charidy -- a demonic presence masquerading as a charitable giving start-up -- made a video to show the world that there are in fact plenty of people willing to sacrifice personal space for a random stranger on public transportation. To which we say: Eeeeeeeeeeeeeek.

The video shows a scruffy man faking falling asleep on strangers, eventually finding subway commuters who let him lean on his shoulder.The video tries to elicit good feelings -- a big ol' dawwww -- but really, it takes everything we've got to muffle our collective screams here in the Village Voice newsroom. Caring about one's private space is not a New York thing; it's a sensible human being thing. If we could have it our way, the city would require subway riders to wear teflon unitards.

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10 comments
James Leung
James Leung

I've been on both sides of this. Most New Yorkers can sympathize with people having a rough day.

Adama Paddyfoote
Adama Paddyfoote

i have.....depend on my mood... And as long as he/she doesnt smell or look like they have lice....

Thomas Johnson Jr
Thomas Johnson Jr

New Yorkers are far kinder than anyone gives them credit for!

Becky Bu
Becky Bu

As long as they don't smell, they can sleep on my shoulder.

Liz Wagner
Liz Wagner

a tired older asian woman fell asleep on my shoulder for 5 stops.... she needed it, I didn't mind. My fellow subway riders got a kick out of it.

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