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Jewish Man High-Fives New Yorkers Hailing Cabs in Hilarious Video

"High Five New York" is the best video you’ll watch all day, courtesy of bearded New York-based actor/director Meir Kalmanson

By: Daniel Koren

Published: September 18th, 2014 in News » World

Jewish Man High-Fives New Yorkers Hailing Cabs in Hilarious Video

Photo Caption: Meir Kalmanson high-fiving a clueless New Yorker

Photo Credit: YouTube screenshot


This is surely the best thing you’ll see all day.

A Jewish New York-based actor/director that goes by the name Meir Kalmanson has taken it upon himself to brighten up the day of busy New Yorkers trying to hail a cab on the city’s busiest streets.

In a hilarious video posted on YouTube called “High Five New York,” Kalmanson illustrates the assortment of cab-takers in New York, from suit-wearing professionals to average hipsters, highlighting that, no matter who you are, we all use the same method to hail down a cab: extending out your hand.

Kalmanson, demonstrating what so many of us have probably thought of before but have been too timid to try, makes it his mission to locate all of these cab-hailers in the city, and congratulate them for keeping it classic, and staying with the age-old tradition of grabbing a taxi, when, you know there’s a million other options available these days.

I mean, there’s no way these guys haven’t heard about GetTaxi yet.

“Brooklyn, New York, resident Meir Kalmanson, an actor and filmmaker,” as reported by The Huffington Post, “prides himself on being able to brighten the lives of the people around him — even if he doesn’t know them personally.”

What a mensch. Watch the video below, and prepare to smile:


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