Imagine someone walking up to you, ask for change and then gives you excess money, what would you do? Pay off a few bills? Fix the car? Get that special something you’ve been wanting for a long time?
But what about that little voice in the back of your head telling you that money doesn’t just grow in handbags or attics? that the person would appreciate having it back. Could you fight off the temptation to keep it, and return the money?
in this social experience, they wanted to see if people would be honest when they would ask for change, but then give them the wrong bill. They are surprised how many people would lie about it, denying taking excess. But, their hope was restored after they tried the experiment on a homeless woman and she was the only one in the video that was honest about it!