WATCH: Blindfolded Muslim man asks Canadians to show trust by hugging him

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A man stood blindfolded on a pavement in Toronto, Canada, with two placards at his feet as part of a social experiment.

Written on the placards were the words: "I am a Muslim. I am labelled as a terrorist. I trust you. Do you trust me? Give me a hug."

The motive of the experiment was to "break down barriers and spread awareness about Islamophobia".

A heartwarming YouTube video shows numerous strangers coming forward with their arms outstretched.