Most people will pass a homeless person on the street every day and not give that person a second thought. But the truth is, most of us are just an illness, an accident, a wrong turn or a bad decision away from being that person.

What an incredible moment caught on camera… if only more people were like these three students from Germany, who decided to do something most people would never even think of doing. They stopped by a homeless man on the street to surprise him by sitting down with him and playing music. Still, not a life changing event, until a crowd gathered and showed their appreciation for the act with generous tips.

The way this man reacts to the situation was, as first, hesitant; like most in his situation, he is most likely never paid much attention to, and he was understandably distrusting of this curious strangers. But as the video (which is mostly in German with subtitles) continues, he realizes what’s going on around him and by the end he’s completely shocked and pleasantly surprised. The students gave tips left by the passers-by to the homeless man and thanked him.

The students started this project to show people that a little kindness, just to stop and think a little bit more about those around us who are less fortunate, can change a moment, a day, a life.

Good work.