Watch how people respond when they're randomly told they're beautiful.

A whole lot of us aren't the best at accepting compliments.

Maybe it's because we don't receive them so often. Maybe it's because we don't know what to say. Maybe it's because we don't believe them. Whatever the reason, the struggle can be real!


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, and she recorded their reactions in this video. She said she knew some of the students but not most.

"I'm taking pictures of things I find beautiful," she told each person.

This is what she we wrote below the 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 kind of amazing. Here's how some of the people reacted:

Some were surprised. Some were touched. Some were uncomfortable. One person even seemed upset.

Watch the video, which includes a lot more people, and listen to what they say when they hear they're beautiful.

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.

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