Generosity is one of the most important attributes we can possess. And after watching this video, I was encouraged by watching how these people choose generosity.
A philanthropic organization wanted to do a study on kindness and generosity. And they used money and puppies to do it! The objective was to see what encourages people to be generous to one another. And I must say, this was the most adorable way to teach this lesson.
There was a room with a pin full of puppies that were made available for people to play with. Individual groups of people were invited to cuddle and play with the puppies for 5 minutes. As soon as the door was opened for them to come in, everyone was so excited to jump in the pin. The puppies were so cute and fluffy! I would have loved to be there to play!
When their 5 minutes were up, a facilitator explained that in addition to what they were already being compensated for, they had an opportunity to keep an additional $50 or let someone else come in and play with the puppies for 5 minutes also. He explained that the people before them had the same offer. But that person chose to leave the $50 so that someone else can play with the puppies.
Some people quickly passed on the $50. Others hesitated but 24 out of 25 of the people gave the fifty dollars back. The puppies gave them so much joy and happiness.
They wanted others to share in the joy of playing with the puppies. They did not want to take that away from someone else. And when they found out that others chose to be generous to them, they wanted to pay it forward and let someone else.
WATCH: People Choose Generosity After Playing In Puppy Pin
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