Halloween is a fun holiday, especially when you're a kid. The potential to go around and collect nearly unlimited candy is one of the greatest childhood joys possible.

That Halloween joy was put to the test, however, by an enterprising family who was away from their home on Halloween night. Instead of not passing out candy, this family took an innovative approach.

They set a table in front of their door stacked high with boxes of full-sized candy bars. Alongside the boxes was a note: "Help yourself but be considerate."

Unbeknownst to the trick-or-treaters, though, the family also hid several cameras above their porch pointing at the candy. Their Halloween social experiment was now ready.

In a video that is already going viral, the family made mention of their note about being considerate and also added this point. "How much [was] considerate? We let them decide."

At first, the kids can't seem to believe their luck. They gesture to their friends and gleefully pick through the boxes of candy, taking several bars each. Even some of the older kids caught on camera grab three or four bars, but still leave enough for others coming after them.

"We figured a group of kids would probably end up taking all of the candy at one point during the night, but everyone was really considerate," posted a user named InternetLasers on the uploaded video.

And that was true, until one woman brought her children to the door.

In an unbelievably greedy move, the woman and her kids started stuffing candy bars into their backs and buckets. Compared with the children and teenagers who went before it was an extremely greedy spectacle.

To make matters worse, the woman double checks to make sure that she's cleaned out every possible candy bar from the porch. In true liberal fashion she takes as much as she can without any thought or feeling for those who come behind.

The saddest part of the video comes soon after the woman leaves. A kid shows up and finds no candy--how heartbreaking.

h/t: Time

 

 

 

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