Jeff Greenspan likes conducting social experiments in his home town of New York City. His latest trick is actually his most subtle, and has just exploded online, garnering over one million views in less than a week. 

At High Line Park in Manhattan, there is a small statue that Jeff noticed was ignored by nearly everyone. Having a tight grasp on the mind of the New York tourist, Jeff simply placed a glass bowl by the statue’s feet with a few bucks inside. 

In no time, countless tourists and locals had surrounded the statue believing, or at least questioning, it to be a real person performing street art for donations.