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VIDEO: How strangers react to seeing a freezing boy at a bus stop

Published 21/02/2014 | 11:59

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What do you do if you see a freezing child? That's the message of a new viral video.

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A Norwegian charity, SOS Children's Villages, set up a hidden camera across from a bus stop in Oslo and placed Johannes (11), a child actor without a coat at the bus stop.

He is shivering on the bench in what is clearly freezing temperatures, with inches of snow all around.

The video, aimed to raise awareness of children suffering in Syria, begins by asking:  "We rigged a hidden camera and placed Johannes at a bus stop in Oslo."

And the answer may surprise you.

The video sees nearly a dozen strangers offer their own coat, scarves and gloves to help the child actor.

He explains that he was on a school trip and someone stole his coat, adding that the bus stop was the designated meeting point.

When he says he's cold, one woman gives her scarf and says: 'Now it should be warm and cosy'

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