DiMarco watched as customers reacted to the waiter at a diner who was speaking rudely and refusing service to a deaf diner while the cameras rolled, and eventually took part as the diner himself.
Both DiMarco and J.W., a deaf actor, were pleased at how quickly people stepped up to berate the waiter, and said things don’t usually happen like that in real life. In one scenario, a customer was brought to tears after it was revealed it was all acting, saying it was his heart that prompted him to step up.
Said J.W. to John Quiñones in a post-show interview: “Accept other people for who they are, and learn how to communicate with everybody. The simplest body language, the simplest gestures, will go a long way and have a big impact.”