American Hitchhiking

In February 2015, Matt hitchhiked for 15 days around the United States in search of people who would put their trust in a perfect stranger. In the not-so-distant past, hitchhiking was very common in the US, but today many people say to Matt that "you just can't trust people that way anymore". Matt asks, has humanity become less trustworthy over the past 60 years, or is it only our perception that has changed? 

Matt posted in real-time updates on instagram as @americanhitchhiker about the friendly strangers who gave him rides, a place to sleep, or showed him kindness.

He is currently searching for an editor to publish this project's follow up essay. Interested? Email for his query letter.