An intriguing social experiment has gone viral showing what happens when people ask strangers for food.
In the clip, several strangers are asked to share their food with a starving member of the public – played by an actor – but they all refuse.
Then minutes later a generous homeless man became an instant internet hero for showing kindness to one of the actors.
The unnamed man, who was sat in the street in bare feet, was unaware he was on camera when filmmakers from OckTV gave him their leftover pizza in New York City, US.
Within minutes, another member of their team approached the man to ask if he would mind sharing his surprise meal.
Without hesitation, the kindhearted man hands over a slice.
The video was original devised as a social experiment to see how members of the people would react if a stranger asked to share their food.
To say thank you for his generosity, the filmmaker opens his wallet and gives the man a sizeable amount of cash, which leaves the kindhearted hero in tears.
Of the four people approached, the homeless man is the only one to offer any food.