Samaritans Social Experiments

Our hypothesis is if you make your voice heard, Boston will be a happier place. The lab is all of Boston. Our test subjects are the people who live in and love this place. And you get to be a social scientist. So please, join us for some experiments. Then share the results with your friends. To add your happy spot:

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Hi Five in the 5th

Samaritans is at Fenway this week! Come be a part of happier Boston. The Hi Five in the 5th made Boston an even happier place during an exciting time for the Red Sox. To read more:

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SAMARITANS 5K

Join us and 2,500 others to get the endorphins flowing on Saturday, September 28th for the 15th Annual Samaritans 5K Run/Walk along the Charles. To read more:

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Pop Up Blues

Take an express train to a happier place. Watch as Samaritans surprise Bostonians in South Station with a Pop Up Blues Band. To see the video:

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Happy Spots

Is there a place in Boston that makes you smile? Is there an undiscovered corner of the city that helps you relax? Take a photo of it and share it with us. To see the video:

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Welcome Parties

Football players aren’t the only people who get cheerleaders. We created a welcome party for unsuspecting commuters who arrived at North Station. Everybody had a smile and a laugh. To see the video of this experience:

 

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Elevator A Capella

Singing is contagious. So, too, is happiness. See what happens when regular working people get on an elevator filled with an undercover group of Boston College’s “The Bostonians.” To see the video:

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Giving Away Happiness

The vitamin C in oranges boosts brain power. And the scent makes people happy. So we handed out crates of oranges in downtown Boston to make the city smile. To check out video of the experience:

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