Video: ‘Rich mum’ and ‘homeless mum’ ask strangers for money.

Posted on Updated on

A YouTube vlogger Josh Paler Lin carried out a social experiment which saw a rich mother and a homeless mother asked strangers for money to feed her baby.
The scenario was set up by him to see if passers-by changed their perception of a woman with her baby, depending on social status.
First, the volunteer was asked to wear lovely clothes and do her hair and make-up.

She then hit the streets, asking strangers for a couple of dollars of change to help her buy food for her baby.
Amazingly, all except one man offered the woman some money without question.
But the tables were turned when the same woman appeared unkempt.

This time around, almost every passer-by told the woman they had no change, with one man refusing to even offer a polite no, instead telling her to f*** off.

Only one group offered the woman cash to help her baby, and they were later refunded and given a small cash sum by Josh.
At the end of the video, Josh adds the word

“Do not judge by appearances. A rich heart may be under a poor coat.”

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s