In a recent UNICEF social experiment that made waves around the world, a six year old girl, is first dressed up to the nines, and then dressed down to a raggedy-doll, and the way people react to her standing around, being lost on the street is markedly different.
They hired a child actor, Anano, for the part. When she was dressed in smart coat, and looked freshly scrubbed-clean, people were simply the best. They stopped to ask if she was lost, offered help, and genuinely seemed concerned.
However, when she was in her 'homeless' garb, people's reactions were less than savoury. Watch the whole experiment play out here...