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Unidentified blindfolded man asks for hugs in Paris days after the terrorist attacks there

He says he was a Muslim and thanked those who lined up to hug him

CNN  — 

It’s one of many videos to go viral since the deadly terrorist attacks that shocked the world last Friday.

Paris attacks: What you need to know

An unidentified man in Paris – site of the attacks – wore a blindfold and held a sign saying, “Do you trust me?” inviting those at Place de la Republique to hug him.

He said he was a Muslim and stood at the site where many Parisians went to pay their respects to the 129 people lost in the attacks.

According to reports, hundreds came up to hug him.

Later he took off his blindfold to reveal his face, thanking the people for hugging him, saying “I am a Muslim, but that doesn’t make me a terrorist.”

The video, posted by “In the Now,” had nearly 1 million views as of this writing. Watch below: