Would Kids Give Homeless Man Money Or Get Themselves Ice Cream
Cailyn Finkel 10/18/2017
As parents, we try to instill a good moral compass in our children and pray that they do the right thing when put in a tough situation. That's exactly what this YouTube star tried to figure out with this challenging social experiment.
The vlogger set up an ice cream truck on the corner and dressed up a friend as a homeless person. The friend sat a few feet away from the truck and waited patiently as the kids started to come closer to the ice cream truck.
Homelessness is something that affects every city in every state and it's something children should be educated about early on. Instead of treating the homeless with callousness or indifference, it's important for them to look at the homeless population with kindness and try to help whenever they can.
Homelessness is a serious problem in America and many affected are veterans or people who dealt with life-altering situations like excessive medical bills. Oftentimes, help is hard to come by and the homeless have difficulty in accessing the limited services available to them.
That's why the generosity of Good Samaritans is so important in helping the homeless, as well as others who are in need. Teaching others the ways to make a difference in someone else's life is critical, especially with children.
Whether it's volunteering in shelters, serving food or donating supplies, teaching children about the power of generosity can positively alter their outlook on life. That's why these parents watch eagerly as their children struggle with what to do with the dollar bill in their hands.
One by one, the kids come closer to the ice cream truck. But each of them are acutely aware of the man begging for money in the corner.
Instead of spending money on an ice cream treat for themselves, the majority of the children run right over and give their precious dollar to the homeless man. It's absolutely endearing to see their innocent affection demonstrated for someone who appears to be in need of assistance.
Their kind nature can teach us that sometimes it's worth giving up our own wants for the benefit of the less fortunate. Ice cream is delicious, but the impact they had on the homeless man would be lasting.
The children may have been hesitant to approach at first, but they were full of smiles when they gave the homeless man their money. What a beautiful lesson these children learned!