A group of friends from Sheffield, UK who call themselves Modern Day Robin Hood created quite some stir-up when they moved over to New York last week and handed out cash on the streets. While people did receive the stunt very positive and enjoyed the humor of the “mad English men” mainstream press was up in arms.
Bedlam as “Robin Hoods” toss free $$ on page 3 of the New York Post,
‘Robin Hood’ giveaway sparks New York stampede said the Independent,
Robin Hood stunt sparks NY ‘riot’ reported the BBC News
The Telegraph and the Metro UK were more modest.
There might not be too many ways to get New Yorkers jump – and free cash seems to be one of them – but with about USD 4,000 you won’t get too far or even close to a “stampede”. So if you want to see for yourself below are the links to the videos.
The intention of the Modern Day Robin Hood group as they state at their web site is:
“…trying to highlight the positive impact society could benefit from if we simply learned to be that little bit more courteous towards each other. It doesn’t cost anything to be polite and we believe in this modern day the majority of decent people, of which there are many, have grown tired of people being rude and ill mannered, lacking self respect for themselves and others around them..
A noble cause indeed, only the name of the group might be a bit misleading then.
More information on Modern Day Robin Hood at their web site.
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