One ball pit, two people, one city. Take a seat and make a friend.
In the middle of a city square sits a giant tub of colorful balls and above it hangs a sign that says, “Take a Seat & Make a Friend“. Two strangers climb in and talk about life questions, some funny, some serious.
What starts out as what may seem like a weird social experiment turns into the sharing of life stories, laughter, hugs, and even a secret handshake or two.
This video made me so happy I almost got teary. I think that if we could stop long enough to just sit and listen to each other for a while, we’d all be a lot better off.
We found this gem from our friends over at SoulPancake, brainchild of Rainn Wilson of “The Office”. According to the site, SoulPancake is:
Our brain batter of art, culture, science, philosophy, spirituality and humor is designed to open your mind, challenge your friends, and feel damn good.
So perhaps if you don’t have a SoulPancake ball pit in your hometown, maybe take this opportunity to find some other way to take a seat and make a friend. An incredible story and your new best friend might be waiting for you.
Thanks to SoulPancake for the inspiration!