There’s this song by Seabird – Don’t You Know You’re Beautiful…
Don’t you know don’t you know that you’re beautiful
I think sometimes we forget.
And need to be reminded.
That’s what this video illustrates.
Shea Glover, a high school senior, decided to tell several people she thought were beautiful that they were, in fact, beautiful.
Sounds simple. But the reactions she got were incredible.
She did it for a project at her Chicago performing arts high school (which is why you won’t see baseball-player-looking dudes or cheerleaders), and she recorded their reactions in this video.
“I’m taking pictures of things I find beautiful,” she told each person.
This is what she we wrote about her video:
“I conducted an independent project, which evidently turned into a social experiment halfway through, regarding beauty at my performing arts high school in Chicago. I want to clarify that my intentions were not to get a reaction out of people. I was simply filming beauty and this is the result. Here it is.”
Watching the impact a compliment like this can have is rather amazing.
Here’s how some of the people reacted:
Some were surprised. Some were touched. Some were uncomfortable. One person even seemed upset.
Glover said it was an independent project that “turned into a social experiment halfway through,” which seems like an accurate description.
Her video is a good reminder that sincere compliments can have a profound impact on us.
*warning – language
found on upworthy