Social Experiment Finds Customer Abusing Employee With Down Syndrome


What would you do if you saw a person with special needs being mocked and ridiculed? Would you step in? Would you turn a blind eye?

In this fascinating clip, What Would You? sets out to put strangers’ sense of duty and kindness to the test in the form of a powerful social experiment. An actor with Down syndrome, posing as a bagging clerk at Kilroy’s Wonder Market in New Jersey, is bagging customers’ items when he falls victim to verbal abuse. Other actors pose as impatient customers who ridicule him for not bagging fast enough. They even go so far as to use the heinous “R” word.

“They shouldn’t hire these people,” one actor says to an actual customer. “They waste everyone’s time.”

The other customers in line watch the unsettling scene unfold in front of their eyes, but they have no idea their reactions are caught on hidden camera. Ultimately, this video teaches an important lesson in compassion.

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