When Students Are Told That They’re Beautiful, Something Amazing Happens

Shea Glover is an 18-year-old filmmaker who is now living in New York City, specializing in candid, experimental projects. Her most popular short was made when she turned the camera on her fellow students.

The project is simple — each student is told that they are going to be photographed by Glover. When the student asks why, she responds, “I’m taking pictures of things I find beautiful.” The reactions are as diverse as the subjects themselves, and all of them reveal the immense power of a simple compliment.

Their reactions are so powerful.

Hopefully this inspires you to tell the people in your life how beautiful you think they are. As you can see in this video, even though some may reject the compliment, it’s something that we all need to hear every once in a while.