You're waiting in line at the grocery store when you notice the person in front of you is taking longer than usual. It's been a long day, and all you want to do is get out of there, get home and eat dinner. You overhear the cashier tell the person that their card has been declined. He starts picking out which items to return, but can't decide between the diapers and the baby food. Finally, you see that he's wearing a military uniform. So, what do you do? Pay for this veteran's groceries, or sit silently as he returns what he can't afford?
This was the premise on an episode of ABC's popular hidden-camera show "What Would You Do?" The program places unsuspecting civilians in difficult scenarios to see how they'll behave when they don't think anyone is watching. Here, an actor (who also happens to be a veteran) pretends to be a veteran whose card gets declined. Will those around him come to his aid? You'll have to watch the clip in order to find out.
Unfortunately, veteran homelessness and unemployment are still big problems in the United States. Even though unemployment among veterans is the lowest it's been since 2008, it still has a long way to go at 5.3%. Our veterans give up so much to serve our nation, so it's important to remember to take care of them when they return home. If you'd like to find out more about how you can help our veterans, check out Fisher House, a charity that provides food and housing to thousands of veterans and their families.