What would you do if you saw a veteran struggling to buy groceries and/or items for his baby? Would you help?
Would you turn a blind eye?
In this fascinating clip, What Would You? sets out to put strangers’ kindness to the test in the form of a powerful social experiment. An actor, posing as a veteran soldier, goes to pay for his groceries only to have his card declined. He also hints at the fact he has a baby at home, and times are tough. Would people be judgmental? Would they step in to help? It’s one thing to discuss this sort of scenario with friends or on Facebook, but what if you saw it unfolding in front of your very eyes?
Social media has allowed everyone to publicly share their strongest opinions, but I tend to respect those who actually back up their words with actions. We all like to think we’d be virtuous and do the right thing when put in a situation like this, but I have to say, the people in this video really surprised me — and in the best way possible. I can only hope that I would have the guts to step in and do the exact same thing if I ever found myself next to someone who needed help, whether I was on hidden camera or not.
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