‘Holding Hands With Strangers’ Prank Becomes Internet Hit

June 14th, 2012 - 6:39 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

Orem, June 14 (THAINDIAN NEWS) UVU College Student, Andrew Hales, who became an internet sensation after uploading several videos in his YouTube channel “Losing All Hope Was Freedom” (name taken from a line from the Brad Pitt movie “Fight Club”) has unveiled his latest prank video.

In the new clip, part of Hales’ highly popular web series “Holding Hands With Strangers,” Hales walks up to a random individual on campus at Orem’s Utah Valley University. After holding the stranger’s hand, he then waits for the reaction of the prank’s victims, which range from surprise and laughter to pure anger.

The video was uploaded to Hales’ YouTube channel last Monday. Since then it has received over 700,000 individual views. The channel has a dozen clips featuring pranks that recreate awkward situations where people react in a number of different ways.

Other videos include “Holding The Door Open For People That Are Far Away,” “Almost Picking Up Chicks” and “Staring At People.”

Hales, who is studying a bachelor’s degree in public relations at Utah Valley University, receives extra money from his YouTube channel. He even went as far as to hire a professional video editor to shoot and edit.

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