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"Friendly Week" calls for more than just smiling

Published måndag 9 februari 2015 kl 15.04
"We feel sometimes too embarrassed to greet the neighbor."
(5:41 min)
Hollywood-leende. Foto: Åsa Stöckel/Sveriges Radio
File photo: Åsa Stöckel/Sveriges Radio

If you noticed people were a little nicer to you today on your morning commute, or at work, or even in your neighborhood, it might be because today is the beginning of Friendly Week in Sweden, when people are challenged to go out of their way to be extra kind to each other. 

It's an initiative by Läkarmissionen, a Christian aid organization, and Friendly Week has a long history, dating back to 1946. 

Johan Lilja, the CEO of the organization, told Radio Sweden how he attempted to rise to the challenge of being extra friendly to his neighbor recently, and how the ordeal made his heart beat faster.

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