**Definition.** A compactification $c\mathbb N$ of the countable discrete space $\mathbb N$ is defined to be *soft* if for any disjoint sets $A,B\subset\mathbb N\subset c\mathbb N$ with $\bar A\cap\bar B\ne\emptyset$ there exists a homeomorphism $h$ of $c\mathbb N$ such that $h(A)\cap B$ is infinite and $h(x)=x$ for all $x\in c\mathbb N\setminus\mathbb N$.

**Problem.** Is each compactification of a countable discrete space soft?

**Remark.** The Stone-Cech compactification $\beta\mathbb N$ of $\mathbb N$ is soft as no disjoint sets $A,B\subset\mathbb N$ have $\bar A\cap\bar B\ne\emptyset$. On the other hand, a compactification $c\mathbb N$ is soft if the space $c\mathbb N$ is Frechet-Urysohn or has sequential square $c\mathbb N\times c\mathbb N$. So, a counterexample if exists should be rather exotic.