A RECENT social experiment on US TV show What Would You Do? saw a gay couple engaging in public displays of affection attract various responses from unsuspecting customers at a restaurant in Mississippi.

The show, which airs on the US version of ABC, takes hidden cameras and creates supposedly controversial situations with actors in public to gauge the reaction from unsuspecting bystanders.

It is not the first time the show has used the “gay card” in their segments, and in the recently-aired scenario, the publicly romantic gay couple were pit against an equally-public homophobic woman.

While the segment illustrated how gay people were often discriminated against for their public displays of affection, it also showed some heartwarming and empowering reactions.

Since the video surfaced earlier this week, it has prompted a somewhat viral response from social media users.

Watch the clip in full to find out why:


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