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Video of Austin homeless experiment reaches millions of viewers

Two Austin men came up with the idea for a video called "The Real Homeless Man Experiment."   In the video a homeless man asks for change in two different kinds of clothes.

"People look at homeless people like they're not people," said Joseph Costello, videographer for Quiet Assassins YouTube channel.

Sandy Shook knows that all too well. Shook has been homeless for years because of his struggle with depression.

"Boy, I was just a homeless guy living day to day," said Shook.

Then, Shook met Costello.

"There's been a couple times where I broke down in my car and I asked people for money and well it feels weird and stuff, it's easy to see an automatic shift in the way you're treated to where you're almost being shunned," said Costello.

 

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