Watch what happens when gay tourists ask Spanish people to translate for them
A real test of someones' character is how they act when they think no one's watching. This is exactly why hidden camera social experiments are so poignant.
Unfortunately, these experiments usually produce negative results — but every once in a while, strangers will act so compassionately that it may actually surprise you.
SEE MORE: Shocking hidden camera shows blatant anti-gay workplace discrimination
The video, created by Spain's State Federation of Lesbians, Gays, Transsexuals and Bisexuals, calls on the public to "report homophobic, biphobic and transphobic threats, insults or attacks."
The premise of the hidden camera social experiment is this: A gay couple from the U.S. are in Spain on vacation and don't know the language. So they stop people on the streets for directions and to translate this letter, given to them by their hotel owner. To the locals' shock, the note is filled with homophobic remarks and hatred.
See how people react to the hateful note:
You can see the sadness on these strangers' faces while reading the homophobic note. One girl, who cannot bring herself to translates what the note actually says, tells them "It's better if you go to another hostel, because this one is not very good."
Another man tells the couple, "You go with this to the police, they can close his business." And a woman, visibly upset, calls the note "disgusting."
The video, part of a larger campaign to stop homophobic harassment in Spain and beyond, urges victims to report all threats to local authorities.
Watch what happens when this man with HIV invites people to hug him in social experiment:
More from AOL.com:
Why this gay teen wasn't allowed to bring male date to school dance
High school student suspended for wearing 'Nobody Knows I'm a Lesbian' T-shirt
Caught on camera: Gay couple scolded for kiss at pool