A DISTRESSED child in a park is probably just pretending for some YouTube clip about compassion.
36-year-old passerby Tom Booker said: “If you see anyone alone and apparently in need of help, nine times out of ten they’re being secretly filmed for a YouTube channel about people’s ‘amazing reactions’ to those kinds of things.
“Last year I assisted an old lady who’d apparently fallen over and broken her hip, turned out she was an actress and I ended up making twelve grand in ad revenue for someone called ‘Yorkie99’.
“Comments on the YouTube page included ‘so inspiring’ and ‘I’ve shagged both of them’.
“Anyway there’s definitely a hidden camera. Keep walking, that kid is just click meat.”