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Strangers notice teen boys harrassing homeless woman and put an end to it
The world needs more people with hearts like this. They refused to just walk away and let it happen.
Jessica Adler
09.28.21

Bullying is a less than pleasant experience no matter who you are. Though most people would rather shy away from a crew of bullies, there are some who don’t.

Rather, some brave souls see bullying as an opportunity for a teachable moment, such as these people.

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What would you do if you saw a homeless person being picked on?

John Quiñones and his team from “What Would You Do?“, came up with a social experiment.

They had an actor and actress pretend to be homeless while three young guys would walk down the street and harass them.

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The purpose of the experiment was to see how strangers would react.

A mother and her two daughters were walking down the street when they witnessed the boys harassing the beggar. The mom seemed undecided whether to get involved, but one of her daughters had had it.

She tells them to leave the man alone. This young lady was actually being nice to the bullies, telling them to just walk past the man.

Another lady joins in to defend the beggar, and soon enough, the girls exchange words with the bullies.

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That’s when John comes out, asking the ladies why they did what they did.

Their answers are beautiful.

The next pair to defend the homeless man are two burly men. Now, these guys looked to be ready to get physical if it had to get down and dirty. The bigger dude was just about ready to break a few jaws.

Some chose to be diplomatic. These ladies and another man gave the boys a little lecture about life.

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John swapped out the homeless man for a homeless woman. Would there be a difference?

A man walks by, looks at the woman, then after a few minutes, comes back with food for her. He even drops some change in her box.

He begins to walk away but then hears a commotion behind him.

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He came back and confronted her bullies.

All three were much bigger than he was, but he didn’t let that stop him from defending a seemingly defenseless stranger in their hour of need. Awesome guy.

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This middle-aged woman was on fire.

She stares at the boys and admonishes them with a firm tone. All she wants them to do is leave or she’s calling the police. It’s getting ugly so John steps in.

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This “tired as a mother” lady looks back and upon seeing the harassment, steps in to confront the boys.

Two other women from opposite ends of the street get in on the bullies. These ladies want to fight.

Another woman walks in and now, the ladies outnumber the boys, four to three.

It’s just wonderful to see strangers take the time out to defend a homeless person. They are vulnerable and prone to attacks, given their situation, but these random men and women showed their selflessness by standing up for the poor and the defenseless.

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This little social experiment is one that everyone can benefit from seeing.

See how these people stepped up to defend complete strangers in the video below!

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By Jessica Adler
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Jessica Adler is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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