A high school student in Spokane, Washington, created an anonymous Instagram account and used it to compliment his classmates all year long.
No one knew who was behind the account all year — until Konner Sauve admitted it had been him during his co-valedictorian speech.
Sauve, 18, had kept his identity under wraps all year as he published 650 photos of students from East Valley High School, ABC News reports.
“Everyone makes mistakes and I wanted to focus on the better aspects of people,” Sauve told ABC News. ‘To shed a positive light on each individual, make them feel appreciated, and to know that someone cares.”
The Instagram photos were published under the account @TheBenevolentOne3. Sauve used yearbook photos and selfies of students from every class in his high school.
Sauve’s project stands in stark contrast the other ways teens are known to use the internet when they can remain anonymous. Stories about teen cyberbullies and vicious comments on Yik Yak are much more common than uplifting stories like Sauve’s.
Here are some of the nicest things Sauve said about his classmates, along with their photos.
To Kyle Riley: “A man with firm morals and values… I hope you continue to spread your wisdom and morals unto others as you make your journey through life.”
To Casey Oldham: “Even if most teachers wanted to try and nail some trouble on you, you didn’t care. You kept living how you were living and working your butt off in the process.”
To Kelsey Ramirez: “Your undying sarcasm and extreme sense of humour gets me every time!”