Yesterday at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards, Miley Cyrus had a homeless man - Jesse Helt, accept her Video of the Year award (for "Wrecking Ball") on her behalf.
Mr. Helt said, “Thank you all. My name is Jesse, and I am accepting this award on behalf of the 1.6 million runaways and homeless youth in the United States who are starving, lost and scared for their lives right now. I know, because I am one of those people. I have survived in shelters all over this city, the music industry will make over $7 billion this year, and outside these doors are 54,000 human beings who have no place to call home. If you want to make a powerful change in the world right now, please join us and go to Miley’s Facebook page. A dream you dream alone is only a dream, but a dream we dream together is reality. Thank you so much for your time.”
In context where the remainder of the facial expressions are congruent (and yet often times they're not, in which case it has completely different meanings) - the presence of a central forehead contraction (eyebrows pulled together and upwards) - indicate emotional or physical pain being experienced directly or on behalf of others via empathy.
Jesse Helt has been homeless, and for a moment the World is watching him ask for their help.
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