Kalmansan’s latest social-video project rekindles the unbridled verve of childhood by tapping into the pure joy of bouncing on a bed . . . in the middle of New York City.
When we last saw Meir Kalmansan this past September, he was conducting a social experiment that sought to break through the big city blues and connect with isolated New Yorkers.
This is a man that understands that connection, through offbeat humor – or really through anything – is a very good thing. As we wrote back then:
The Orthodox Jewish Brooklyn native has been skipping through New York City giving high-fives to unsuspecting New Yorkers, whose arms are outstretched as they are trying to hail a taxi. His hilariously quirky video, “High Five New York,” is both joyful and poignant. One the one hand, it’s completely silly. At the same time it shows how small (silly) acts can lift the wall between strangers.
In his video project above, #BeAKidAgain, Kalman wants to remind people of the energy and freedom of being a kid . . . by tapping into the pure joy of bouncing on a bed . . . in the middle of New York City. And does it ever.
Be a kid again indeed. (Peter Pan would be proud.)
Kalmansan’s latest project is designed to promote awareness for an organization called Chai Lifeline. (“Chai” is the Hebrew word for “life”). The “Be a Kid” concept arises, because so many children who are diagnosed with serious illnesses are at risk of forgetting what it means to be a kid.
Chai Lifeline and its affiliates’ mission is “to restore the light of childhood to children whose innocence ended when life-threatening or lifelong illness was diagnosed. Its programs address the emotional, social, and financial needs of seriously ill children, their families, and communities to help restore normalcy to family life and better enable families to withstand the crises and challenges of serious pediatric illness.”
Photo Credits: YouTube Screen Capture
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