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Man leaves wrong key under his doormat in the hope that robbers will find it and turn lives round

This is the moment a man leaves the wrong key under his doormat in the hope that robbers will find it and us it to turn their lives round.

Alex Biron, 32, a comedian from Vancouver, Canada, posted the video of him laying a key under the welcome mat outside his home. 

Footage shows him explain that they key doesn’t unlock the door but actually opens a safety deposit box with money inside for a potential robber to start a new life. 

Alex Biron, 32, a comedian from Vancouver, Canada, posted the video of him laying a key under the welcome mat outside his home

Alex Biron, 32, a comedian from Vancouver, Canada, posted the video of him laying a key under the welcome mat outside his home

Alex says: ‘Well actually there are a lot of break ins in this area and every six months to a year I’ll notice that the key’s missing which means people are trying.

‘But here’s the thing, it’s not the key to my house, it doesn’t unlock anything around here.’

He explains that the reason he puts the key down is to see if the robber would reflect on his life in between getting the key and realising it doesn’t open the door.

He puts the key down under his welcome mat

Alex wants to see if the robber would reflect on his life between getting the key and realising door doesn't open

He explains that the reason he puts the key down is to see if the robber would reflect on his life in between getting the key and realising it doesn’t open the door

He added: ‘I hope there would be a moment of reflection there, where he’ll think, “what am I doing with my life” and maybe he’ll change.’

During the video, Alex said that the key unlocked a safety deposit box at a bank in Vancouver where there is some money and a self help book. 

He says that this is a chance for any potential burglars to start a new life in the footage which has been watched 15.8million times. 

During the video, Alex said that the key unlocked a safety deposit box at a bank in Vancouver where there is some money and a self help book

During the video, Alex said that the key unlocked a safety deposit box at a bank in Vancouver where there is some money and a self help book

The video, which has 4.1million likes on TikTok, has been praised by viewers.

One wrote: ‘Great guy in a cruel world… be like this guy’.  

Alex said: ‘The idea just came to me suddenly. I had this realization that robbers trying to break into your house are trying to have power over you, but in a way you actually have power over them. 

‘Anybody can leave whatever they want under their doormat. A cheeky note, a bus pass, even a key to a safety deposit box to change their life. 

‘The bank I mention in the video isn’t actually where I put the money. In reality, I just leave some money straight under the mat, but I felt a little dramatic flare would help sell the idea.’ 

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