When the US is trying to figure itself out, acts of kindness and community go a long way, no matter what your political persuasion.
Kindhearted souls are leaving compliments all over San Francisco this week and making others smile.
The simple signs, printed on 81/2-by-11-inch white paper and taped onto lampposts, feature positive, feel-good messages: “Your Smile Is Beautiful,” “You Bring Joy to Those Around You” and “You Are Perfect as You Are.” Signs from #thecomplimentproject have been popping up around San Francisco.
They’re designed like the charmingly old-fashioned signs tacked on coffee shop bulletin boards, advertising violin lessons or cat-sitting with phone numbers hanging from the bottom that you can tear off and take with you.
The signs are the brainchild of S.F. local and Good Samaritan Anna Sergeeva, 26, who started what she’s calling the Compliment Project to spread good cheer. On her website, you can download compliment posters and print them to post in your own neighborhood.
According the the SF Gate, there have been recent reports of these all over the world.
Have you seen these in your local community? Tell us about it in the comments below. Or, download a sheet from their website and post it somewhere, and tell us where to look.