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You may have seen this visualization of how social distancing can stop the spread of illnesses like COVID-19. What you may not have seen is this, uh, very particular version of it:

That's right: say "Hi, stranger!" to the "Hi Stranger" guy from this viral (and extremely weird) video from a few years back.

Listen to his calming voice and feel at peace while in quarantine. You're doing great.

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The coronavirus has slowed down the pace of human activity in cities. In a small college town, the sudden stillness is not so severe. But the pace of felt change has accelerated, resulting in a similarly disorienting effect.


"You're leaving right? You're going to ..." and then they name some theoretically safer suburb or vacation community that I am not going to go to. But the calls have stopped because it's too late to leave now.

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