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The experiment was posted online. Shutterstock/Vladimir Arndt
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Here's what happens when strangers made intense eye contact in Dublin

Spoiler alert: It wasn’t that weird. But it was powerful.

IRISH PEOPLE SPEND hours every day glued to smartphones, tablets and computers.

But how often do we really connect with each other?

That is the question asked by Liberators International, the group behind an experiment conducted in cities across the world, including Dublin last month.

The group called on strangers to make eye contact with each other for at least one minute in order to enjoy a human connection.

A message posted by organisers before the event called on participants to “share a minute of eye contact with strangers in public to rebuild our sense of shared humanity in cities all over the world”.

We have become so disconnected from others and ourselves. Who would like to join me in showing how just one minute of eye contact allows you to see and feel others on a deep level without saying a word. It’s an amazing process that can change how you relate to everyone in your life.

Scores of people attended the events and now organisers have released a video showing exactly what happens what people take the time to share a moment.

The results are powerful.

The Liberators International / YouTube

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