She started to talk to him about his interests and her kidnapper began to view her as a person he could trust. Eventually, he declared that he was in love with her. After 10 days of captivity, he allowed Elizabeth to borrow his cell phone to play games on it. Naturally, when he left, she used it to call her mother.
This is actually a smart thing to do. If you are ever kidnapped, you should try to humanize yourself & get close to your captors. Do not challenge them, rather try to show them that you are worthy of their respect. If you speak the same language, try to talk with them and exchange information. Learn about them and let them learn about you. Try to relate to them. Family could be a safe topic depending on the situation. If they see you as a person, your quality of life as a captive and your probability of survival go way up. This creates the reverse-Stockholm Syndrome on them in which they can express empathy and sympathy and have positive feelings towards you. Now you might have the opportunity to escape like the girl above did!
So, basically I was scrolling down my dash and suddenly this fine ass picture comes on my computer once again. I showed it to my roommate and she gazed at it longingly said that “we needed to hang it above our beds to look upon every night”. We looked at each other silently for a moment, and that I curiously, I glanced at the clock and realize that the computer lab was still open.
And the next freaking thing I know we’ve traveled halfway across campus at 10:30 at night and are trying to hide a freshly printed 11 x 17 inch poster from everyone we walk by between laughter and tears.