How to get a frightened cat to trust you ?

Just adopted this 3 year old boy cat today and he shakes all the time and hides behind the sofas and runs when you come close to him. I guess this is because we are new to him and it’s a new environment. He won’t eat anything or come out from hiding. I’ve tried hand feeding him and stroking him no luck. How do I... show more Just adopted this 3 year old boy cat today and he shakes all the time and hides behind the sofas and runs when you come close to him. I guess this is because we are new to him and it’s a new environment. He won’t eat anything or come out from hiding. I’ve tried hand feeding him and stroking him no luck. How do I gain his trust ? What tactics are there to make him comfortable and and confident?
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