Los Angeles based YouTuber Joey Salads recently performed a frightening social experiment to show parents how easily a stranger could lure their child away.
In the video posted above, Salads, who has gained Internet fame through his prank videos, first approaches the mothers sitting in the playground and informs them about the experiment. He then inquires how often do they tell their kids to stay away from strangers, to which all the moms reply, “Pretty often.”
They even predict that their child would run back to them if a stranger approaches them. However, they could not have been more wrong.
Holding an adorable puppy, when the YouTuber walks across the park toward the kids the mothers have pointed out with the intent of luring them away, the results are quite terrifying.
“Over 700 children are abducted a day, that’s about a quarter million a year. Are your kids safe?” Salads asks, adding that one share could save a life.
The footage has been uploaded to raise awareness about child abduction.