Iraq War veteran pretends to be homeless, results might shock you

A social experiment was conducted by a YouTube creator and his veteran friend, showing how homeless veterans often seem invisible in plain sight.

Setting up the scenario, creator MattTV enlisted the help of 7-year Army veteran Sergeant Jesse Leonard, who served in combat during his time in the service as a Forward Observer. Wounded in combat, he was medically retired and at one point had been homeless himself.

Wearing fatigue pants and an Army PT shirt, Leonard sat on a busy street holding a sign that asked for help.

Despite being passed by countless people for over an hour, nobody stopped to assist the “down-and-out” veteran.

What would you do?

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  • Michael Swaney

    Michael is an Army veteran and the Director of Content for Bright Mountain Media LLC

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