Police department use social experiment to find kind officers

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WELLINGTON, New Zealand – When police departments begin searching for new officers, they likely want candidates who are intelligent, physically fit and have a good knowledge of the laws.

However, one police department in New Zealand says it has another requirement- it wants applicants to be kind.

Recently, the New Zealand Police Department created a video to recruit new officers. It hired a child actor to pretend to be wandering the streets, alone and hungry.

Organizers say they recorded the scene for 35 minutes with about 500 people passing the child.

In all, 10 people stopped to help him and ask if he was okay or hungry.

The video created quite a discussion online and has been viewed more than 265,000 times.