What would you do if a homeless man actually GAVE you money?
This video by latercera.com gives us an interesting look at how people respond to kindness and generosity when it comes from totally unexpected places. With the use of a hidden camera these two men film the reactions of passing strangers to a homeless man trying to do a random act of kindness.
Now maybe some of these shocking reactions are due to preconceived notions about the homeless in general in this country. Or maybe it’s more about how we, as a society, tend to separate people into classes with a distinct hierarchy. Instead of treating all people in this country with equal respect and dignity, we have somehow decided that the less money you have, the less respect you deserve.
And as this experiment shows, the result of this mindset gives rise to some serious concerns about our modern American society.