With a stroke of the pen, a stranger transforms the afternoon for another man in this emotionally stirring film by Alonso Alvarez Barreda. The winner of the short film online competition at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival, Story of a Sign has since become a regular feature of Mexico's national television programming.

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  • Captain Jack Sparrow

    What did he wrote on it? Could someone please tell me

  • maureen

    the simplicity of saying what is...so sweet

  • kate rake

    The sign - it elicited EMPATHY and therefore was successful. When it asked for sympathy (compassion) it was ignored. In order to touch people, we join them whereever they are. I love that a common ground was pointed out "It's a beautiful day" and that no guilt was insinuated (like YOU can see it) only the truth...I can't.

  • MARCOS SANTIAGO

    IT IS A PLAGIO FROM SAATCHI BROTHERS STORY, WHEN THEY CROSSED CENTRAL PARK AND FOUND A BLIND PERSON THEY TOOK AND WROTE ON IT: IT IS SPRINGTIME AND I CAN NOT SEE IT. HAVE A NICE DAY. SAATCHI & SAATCHI BECOME A FAMOUS WORLDWIDE ADVERTIMENT COMPANY

  • Nagendra

    love is a language of the heart

  • naveen kanth

    very nice...

  • Jim

    The compassion and time the business man took to bless a blind man on the street - apparently without even putting any of his own money in to the can. He did much more!

  • Ishan

    Hope My words wud make some difference one day..!! They are written by blind eyes..hope u cud correct it..!!

  • jaanvi

    Touched .........!!

  • Adrianna

    If only we didnot have to "make" videos of random acts of kindness...imagine a world where people just were kind?!?! Amazing video

  • Bhagyalakshmi

    I believe that everyone is capable of compassion and kindness...........but most people are caught up with their own lives.They have neither the inclination nor the time and energy to reach out to those who obviously face greater challenges.........it takes just one person to change all that and touch lives in significant ways. This is one of the most inspiring videos I have had the privilege to watch.Thank you for sharing it.

  • terry

    So many take a beautiful day, full physical capacity of all our limbs and senses...for granted. This act of a deep kindness helped those who truly could not see, become benevolent when the sign opened their eyes to empathy. Effective, beautiful and moving...what a shift to the heart. Thank you.

  • Deepak sethi

    Touched, moved and inspired. Thank you very much.

  • Nan

    We all have the capacity to help those in need, our eyes should be always open.

  • ranee

    wonderfull-opened my eyes.thanks

  • Lisa R

    How often do we forget to see the beauty that surrounds us. Thank you for reminding us how a simple shift in perspective can change everything. THANK YOU FOR THIS WONDERFUL FILM!

  • Lisa R

    How often do we forget to see the beauty that surrounds us. Thank you for reminding us how a simple shift in perspective can change everything. THANK YOU FOR THIS WONDERFUL FILM!

  • Pradnya

    This story teach diffrent way to see life. very Nice

  • Lulu kelly

    To be able to see life this clearly....touche!

  • Tom

    human compassion is so plentiful yet so seldom seen, very touching.

  • Shariq

    I have been struggling to share our deeply felt sense of gratitude for some time now. It is expressed in this video with such clarity; it speaks directly, from heat to heart, and my eyes are overwhelmed!

  • detodosmoles

    que linda historia. vale mucho la manera en que damos nuestro mensajes al mundo, que alcanzen a otros

  • ceres

    thats beautiful,i can relate

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