This social experiment of a homeless boy freezing on the street shows the best and the worst of humanity.

How many times have you passed a homeless person on the street? Have you ever stopped to do a double-take or speak to that person? For many people it seems easier to walk on by rather than confront the sad realities of the world, and this video shows that compassion is an especially rare characteristic.

In this compelling social experiment, a boy with ragged clothes stands shivering with a plastic garbage bag as dozens of people walk by. Make sure you watch until the end, however. It might leave you a bit teary-eyed.

Watch the video below and let us know your thoughts in the comments section.