YouTuber 'Hijacks' Amazon Same-Day Delivery Service To Help The Homeless

StoryfulPublished: December 18, 2017244 views
Published: December 18, 2017

Amazon’s Prime Now service provides its customers with an efficient way to quickly obtain last-minute items, but one kind soul saw the service as a solution to a very big problem.

YouTuber and viral marketing guru Rob Bliss released his latest effort on December 12, aimed this time at helping the homeless. In Bliss’ video, titled How to Hijack Amazon Prime Now for Good, he uses Amazon’s hyper-fast delivery service to submit orders for goods for a number of New York’s homeless population.

“What if we could repurpose the same apps we use to bring ourselves ice cream and iPhone chargers to finally bring that guy a pair of socks?” Bliss said in the viral clip. “Would Amazon really deliver it? We don’t have a real address. I had to go find out.”

While walking around New York City recently, Bliss spotted people who were homeless sitting in the cold without socks or blankets. He wondered if he could use Amazon’s fastest delivery service to quickly get individuals the items they needed.

These include shoes, socks, long johns, a backpack and more, with Bliss asking each homeless person what they need before ordering the goods and having them delivered within hours on the street. Bliss ends the video, which had just under 500,000 views at the time of writing, with an appeal for others to follow this example, adding “this video was not in any way sponsored by Amazon. My hope is that they see this and realize their potential to help enable giving.”

Credit: YouTube/Rob Bliss via Storyful

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