Maree describes being given flowers by Harrison Pawluk in a ‘random act of kindness’ video as ‘patronising’
— Read on www.theguardian.com/technology/2022/jul/14/melbourne-woman-dehumanised-by-viral-tiktok-filmed-without-her-consent
🙂 I agree with her. It’s “patronising” because Pawluk presumptuously assumes—without having an actual conversation with the woman—that he is somehow ‘in a better place’ than her. He is using her as a prop, as clickbait. A true “random act of kindness” would be ANONYMOUS, and not some filmed publicity stunt by a so-called “creator“.
Want to try it? A real “random act of kindness”? When you’re at a restaurant, pay someone else’s check as you are leaving. Make sure the restaurant staff doesn’t tell that person until you are out of the building. Then leave and don’t turn around. No filming. No peeking to see what happens. That’s authentic. Fake or real? You have the power to choose.
Once again, I’ll say: talk to your neighbors, use a telephone for actual conversation, #BewareTheInternet, and #DeleteFacebook.