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article imageVideo: Flashmob brings a bit of joy, smiles to Madrid unemployed

By Greta McClain     Jan 12, 2013 in Internet
Madrid - As Spain continues to sufferer from growing unemployment and a prolonged financial crisis, a radio station decided to organize a flash mob hoping it would bring a bit of joy to those waiting at an unemployment office.
Organized by the Spanish radio program Carne Cruda 2.0, orchestra musicians scattered throughout the waiting room at the Madrid unemployment office began standing, one by one, playing the Beatles song "Here Comes the Sun".
A lone woman stands and begins singing the lyrics in English. Before long, those waiting to be seen join in the chorus. Office employees stop what they are doing and join in as well.
According to a Guardian report, there were approximately 800,000 Spanards who lost jobs in 2012, with more than half of those under the age of 25 currently unemployed. On Sunday, Digital Journal reported that two men set themselves on fire in suicide attempts due to being distraught over continued unemployment.
The flashmob didn't help anyone find a job, but it did bring a few moments of joy and a smile to people's faces, and in the words of one YouTube commenter, and the Beatles, "it seems like years since its been here."
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