Compliments Are Powerful: Watch People React to Being Told They Are Beautiful (Video)


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Shea Glover, a student at the Chicago High School for the arts conducted a social experiment on video. She simply told people (most of whom she didn’t know) that they were beautiful, and filmed their reaction.
She received one surprisingly hostile reaction, but most of the reactions where positive and sweet, reminding us all just how much positive change one small compliment can make in a person’s day.
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  1.' Joyce Burley says:

    but she is

  2.' Dona Dordas Hayhathi says:

    Every1 is beautiful 😉

  3.' Jim Franklin says:

    Some people, if not most, would find it creepy if I walked up to them and said that..

  4.' Julie Shumaker says:

    Sometimes that’s all someone needs is to be told they are beautiful to finally see it for themselves! I love it more people need to hear it! Shea Glover changed lives that day!

  5.' Mernie Whitted says:

    everyone is Beautiful <3

  6.' Tony Godwin Jr. says:

    Compliments are ego.

  7.' Sutherland Dave says:

    Nothing like a lil ego flattering to make the world go round. What did the Pacino say at the end of Devils Advocate? “Vanity, definitely my favorite sin”

  8.' Diana DeRosa says:

    this is SO beautiful….Thank you for spreading the LOVE…

  9.' Connie M. Conway says:

    It is like just hearing someone say they are beautiful, causes them to think and look beautiful.

  10.' Ginger Marlowe says:

    That was amazing.

  11.' Steve Parker says:

    “ill cut you in the face!” No she isn’t beautiful…sorry but that is a horrible reaction.

  12.' Richard Eugene Flanagan says:

    That was amazing…It really shows how little we really appreciate eachother…and how the mainstream alienates us from the “real” and true beings that we are…

  13.' Quyen Nguyen says:

    This is SO beautiful. SO, SO beautiful. Thank you for the video …. Everyone is SO beautiful … in their own quirky, unique way.

  14.' Shannon McCall Pendergrass says:

    I have been doing this for years. I have given away at least 5 compliments EVERYDAY for the last 20 years telling people to pay it forward. I’m so glad to see it is FINALLY catching on.

  15.' Ardis Susanne Macaulay says:

    What if each of us looked in the mirror and told ourselves this everyday? Let your light shine!

  16.' Sutherland Dave says:

    I think if one has the confidence or the wisdom to hold no value on superficiality, the compliment goes without saying. They are a terrific human being. Too bad society has engineered it’s youth to make good looks so important.

  17.' Sutherland Dave says:

    It’s up to us a parents to instill an inner strength that supercedes glamour and vanity based esteem. A self secured youth will no doubt take care of their appearance and won’t tease anyone about theirs.

  18.' Ariane Helleman says:


  19.' Libby J Eyett says:

    Hmm…I’m different… This kind of compliment means nothing to me, if someone will tell me I’m smart,intiligent etc. that would make my day and bring smile to my face… “you’re beautiful” is an empty word for me

  20.' Debra Clopton says:

    I just ask people that tell me that what drugs they’re on. And when they get their delicate little feelers hurt, and try to argue, out comes the mace. Some of us consider being told that the epitome of shallowness. Sorry, ( not really ) that I refuse to let you feel good about yourself by making me feel like shit. Not everyone wants to hear it.

  21.' Mweshi Chituta says:

    Love it ❤️

  22.' Moehammad Aarmien says:

    A stranger is just a brother or sister that you don’t really know ¥

  23.' Rita Corica says:

    Yeah sure

  24.' Vanessa Neary says:

    We all have the power /capabilities to bring beauty, love and joy to this World or ours. The Saddest Question is… WHY OH WHY … DO WE HESITATE ???…

  25.' Erin Moroney LaBelle says:

    I see this all the time in my work as a photographer and wonder why more people are not walking around liking and complimenting people off of FB.

  26.' Steven Walker says:

    Receiving a compliment is about feeling accepted, if we feel acceptance from someone then generally we’re not being challenged so we’re able to relax the walls and our happiness comes out?

  27.' Donna Lehman Diedrich says:

    Because they really are.

  28.' Rija Wahab says:

    Wahab AbdulSaima Tariq

  29.' Preeti Nandi says:

    Fantastic, boosts self image & confidence

  30.' Jessica Lee says:

    This is very interesting and kind of sad. Not all reactions are the same, and some give away how they really feel about themselves.

  31.' Myrna Lozano says:

    I liked it! ?

  32.' Champika Weraniyagoda says:

    I am beautiful..

  33.' आयु शिव says:

    Only for those who have knowledge of what compliments are.
    And do not take compliments forgranted by bringing there humongous ego in between

  34.' CR Sparks says:

    That’s funny I have never had a stranger tell me I was handsome in my adult life unless ask an opinion. So I as soomed I was ugly

  35.' Dan Nelson says:

    oh how much we affect others. so much magic at our fingertips. the tips of our lips. be kind

  36.' Harmony Jones says:

    I think I’d die of a heart attack!!!!

  37.' Priscilla Dhillon says:

    so she basically lied to them. I will cut your face. lol

  38.' Bilal Khan says:

    Definitely she is beautiful ( girl in the pic).

  39.' Mariah Bee Diaz says:

    Matthew Furjencio Lopez, Ms.Hostile, will see this and cut her. Lmao

  40.' Darren Walshe says:

    The power of positive comments to people, some of those people you could see needed to be lifted a little so it was kinda sad watching this too

  41.' Jac Ruam says:

    Sexual harassment, that’s what some women call it ??

  42.' Vicki Baker says:

    I just loved this, such a happy feeling

  43.' Catherine Suttie says:

    Really powerful eh??

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