This was the premise for an episode of What Would You Do? If you’re not familiar with the show, it places hidden cameras to capture how individuals react when confronted with uncomfortable and difficult situations. In this episode, real customers were waiting in a slow-moving grocery lineup and planted impatient customers, played by actors, would try to encourage them to bully the special needs employee. “They shouldn’t hire these people,” one of the actors says to a customer. “They waste everyone’s time!”
Watch the video below and see how people react. I’ll just say that we are very fortunate to have some very compassionate people who will look out for strangers in need!