Student captures people’s expressions after being told they’re beautiful

Amazing how a few words of encouragement can make (or break) someone’s day. 18-year-old Shea Glover proves this with a simple but powerful social experiment.

In the video below, the high school student from Chicago went around campus inviting students and faculty to pose for portraits, unaware of her true intention. She tells them ‘I’m taking pictures of things I find beautiful’ and catches all of them off guard.

Many broke out into wide smiles and laughs, some became shy, others became skeptical or even got angry – all because of one sentence about perception and beauty. It’s a surprising glimpse at how we perceive ourselves and how a compliment does wonders to the self-esteem of others.

Via A Plus

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Inigo is a writer and graphic designer from Manila, Philippines. He is a soldier of love who will carry you on his strong back of awesomeness when the zombie apocalypse arrives.