For their latest mission, 20 Improv Everywhere agents personally welcomed home total strangers at JFK airport. Grabbing first and last names from car driver signs, they greeted strangers with personalized posters, flowers, balloons, and a 10-foot wide banner reading, “Welcome Back.”
4 thoughts on “Welcoming Home Strangers at JFK Airport”
Gosh. I usually really enjoy IE, but there was kind of a startling level of class privilege here. All these people who could afford drivers– all these middle class-or-higher white folks– got the hero’s welcome home. I winced hearing the driver talk about what a nice thing that was. This is really a fascinating- if not entirely scientific- study of privilege and entitlement.
Definitely one of the tamer Improv Everywhere moments, but fun and heartfelt nonetheless. Anyone know what song/music was playing in the background?
Give me a stinking break. Almost anyone who can afford to travel by plane is by definition not poverty-stricken, so anyone at the airport they greeted would be middle class at least. Unless somebody gave them a free ticket or they were a prisoner being transported. But those situations are not too likely.
You’re reading in waay too much here.
Love it. I wish they were there last night.
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