The grass is always greener… or is it? Nima Raoofi of Adelaide, Australia created this incredible MAPS Film School Production, entitled “My Shoes.” In just under four minutes, this “fable of life’s appearances” tells the tale of two boys from totally opposite backgrounds. One boy is poverty-stricken. His clothes are tattered, his face is dirty and worst of all, his shoes are torn and useless. When he meets a rich boy — whose sneakers are stylish and pristine — the penniless child is given the opportunity to switch places and experience life as a normal kid.
Envy washes over the poor boy, and he makes a wish out loud: “I want to be like him!” In an instant, the two boys magically switch places.
But not everything is as it seems. Just wait until the end…
Since this video was uploaded to YouTube in 2013, it has been seen nearly five million times, and that’s because it packs such an unexpected punch. The end of this short film reveals a twist that will leave you speechless. Turns out that appearances can be deceiving, after all.
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