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A YouTuber has found a way to hijack Amazon Prime Now for good.


Rob Bliss decided to test Amazon Prime Now’s delivery service to see if he could get orders to homeless people living on the street, who obviously do not have a valid “delivery address”.

This is the service, currently only in a few cities, that aims to deliver products in two hours or less.

In the video, Bliss tests out Amazon’s Prime Now service, which promises to deliver some items in mere hours instead of the standard two days. He wants to know if the service can be used to send a homeless person the specific items they need.

He points out, in the video, how services like Prime Now provide a unique opportunity:

“Say you’re on your way to work and you find someone who could really use a sleeping bag. One, where are you going to find one of those. And two, even if you find it, buy it, and deliver it aren’t you now gonna be late? So you end up with thousands of people walking by a guy with no socks on in the middle of December.”

And while some among us may cry foul, questioning why beggars won’t just work for what they want, there are many others willing to spread kindness instead of suspicion.

Watching the Amazon products delivered is a rare delight – it’s living proof that humans can find a way to use any tool as an instrument for goodness.

“This video is NOT SPONSORED OR AFFILIATED WITH AMAZON. I’m sure this technique could be used with Postmates or whoever else too. I simply wanted to demonstrate how easy and convenient it can be to bring a person in need, what they need, and to encourage that behavior.”

Watch the video below:

Sources: YouTube
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