Here’s a moral conundrum for you: what would you do if you were asked to watch someone’s food at a fast food restaurant, and a homeless man tried to eat that same meal while its owner was in the bathroom? Normel TV, a Russian YouTube channel, set up this exact situation with an actor playing the part of the homeless man. The two videographers wanted to see what people would do.
As it turns out, many of the unsuspecting stars of the video attempted to shoo the homeless man away from the food that was not his, saying “no,no, no, that’s not yours!” even as the homeless man pleaded with them, saying, “but I’m so hungry I can’t stand it.” Most people in the video were matter-of-fact, but some actually showed violent tendencies, and physically slapped the food out of the needy man’s hands. When the “homeless” actor then asked those who became confrontational if he could have “a bit of change to buy some food,” he was rejected outright.
But there were some people who found the perfect solution to the problem. Instead of an unsuspecting customer’s food being stolen, they offered to either give the man their own lunch, or buy him a cheeseburger. At the end, even a fellow homeless man offered the actor a chicken nugget, despite not having much food himself.
What part would you take in the video?
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