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Friday, May 11, 2018

Meet Patrick Cakirli, The Danish Man Who's Single-Handedly Trying To Solve Loneliness


In December 2016, Danish citizen Patrick Cakirli posted an online message in search of friends amid a serious struggle with depression. Thirteen strangers responded to his call, some of whom also admitted to their own feelings of loneliness. A 2015 study found that 5% of Danes suffer from "severe loneliness." Around the world loneliness is being referred to as a "modern-day epidemic". Cakirli quickly launched a peer-to-peer network in Denmark designed to help other lonely individuals find friends. Over the course of 14 months, Cakirli welcomed more than 100 strangers into his home for dinner and parties, and has facilitated more than 300 similar events across Denmark. In April, Cakirli completed his second annual March Against Loneliness, in which he walked nearly 200 miles from Copenhagen to Aarhus to raise awareness of loneliness He's currently planning what he's dubbed The International Social Walk, a similar march that will take him outside of Denmark and around the world in 2019. https://ift.tt/2G2WgH2 http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com

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