All our do-good inspiration for the next week is encapsulated by a high school student’s bold integrated arts project for her Chicago performing arts high school.

Shea Glover, 18, told people she knew and even more people she didn’t know that she was taking photos of things she found “beauitful”—and you better believe that the students’ reactions to being identified as a source of everyday beauty were pretty great.


“I conducted an independent project, which evidently turned into a social experiment halfway through, regarding beauty at my performing arts high school in Chicago,” she writes in the video’s description. “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.”

What follows is an amalgamation of nervous laugher, shy smiles, tentative thank yous, and one, well, joking threat (“I’ll cut you in the face,” a subject tells Shea, but the subsequent interaction shows that the two young women appear to be friends).

Some people cover their faces, some turn away, some look into the camera directly. All participants involved, without question, are beautiful.

“That is so nice,” says the last person filmed in Shea’s video. We couldn’t agree more.

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