24/03/2016 12:15 PM AEDT | Updated 15/07/2016 12:51 PM AEST

Video Of Hungry Boy Looking For Food Asks If You've Got What It Takes -- To Be A Cop

NZ Police Recruitment / Facebook

A hungry, scrawny boy eats from a bin in a busy New Zealand street. Hidden cameras record hundreds of people ignoring the boy, who is actually an actor participating in a social experiment.

But among those who ignore him, a select few show compassion, offering to take him to a food court, or give him a lift home.

These people cared enough. They cared enough to be a cop.

Hungry boy - heroes

35 mins of filming, around 500 people had a chance to see the hungry boy and only a few people helped. In the original video we focused on one incredible group who cared. Now it's time to acknowledge a few others who did the same. #icareenough

Posted by NZ Police Recruitment on Tuesday, March 22, 2016

The video is part of New Zealand Police Recruitment's campaign to show that police work isn't all about catching robbers or high-drama scenarios.

More often, it's about protecting society's most vulnerable people.

Lots of people have been asking questions about the video we released yesterday. Here's some quick facts...1 = The boy...

Posted by NZ Police Recruitment on Monday, March 21, 2016