She had no idea this one word would trigger one of the most fascinating social experiments of all time.
How would you respond if a stranger called you beautiful?
18-year-old Shea Glover set out to simply film beauty, but what she captured on camera was so much more.
The high school student wrote on Youtube, “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.”
The responses are absolutely remarkable. For some, the word was so strong that they couldn’t even take the compliment. Watch people light up, smile, giggle, and bashfully cover their faces as they are called just onelittle word: “Beautiful.”
See some of the amazing before-and-after reactions here:
Now that you’ve seen what it can do, go tell someone they’re beautiful today…because everybody deserves to smile.