Lad Anonymously Posted Kind Messages About Classmates On Instagram For A Year

By : Alex Watt |


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A high school student has revealed he was the mastermind behind an anonymous Instagram account which posted kind and heartfelt messages about his classmates for almost a full year.

18-year-old Konner Suave told his fellow students he was the guy behind the secret account during a graduation speech on June 6.

Suave posted under the username @thebenevolentone3, sharing over 650 photos of students at East Valley High School in Yakima, Washington.

The images featured members of the classes of 2014 to 2017, each captioned with a thoughtful personalised message highlighting students’ positive attributes.

Speaking to ABC News, Suave said:

I wanted to focus on the better aspects of people. To shed a positive light on each individual, make them feel appreciated, and to know that someone cares.

What an amazing thing to do! Check out some of Suave’s kind words about his classmates below.

There’s a tad bit more than you thought there was, I apologize. There is one quote in particular from Maya Angelou that reads “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” I find this such an inspiring quote because over the past year I saw a change occur in our high school, a positive one, it seemed as though we were more united than we had been in the past. During the summer, I made the decision to go in and try to make everyone here feel appreciated and recognized for simply being the amazing people they are. It is easy for people to be cruel over social media, so I decided to make an anonymous account on Instagram that would counteract the negativity seen today by posting a picture of each student and a paragraph of what makes them GREAT and how other people should see that too. So after 657 posts, over 11 months, and finishing each person in the Class of 2014, Class of 2016, and of course our Class of 2015, I would like to prove Jose Gutierrez right and admit that I am “thebenevolentone3” Benevolence being defined as “characterized or expressing goodwill or kindly feelings.” In the end, I realized that we are ALL the benevolent ones in our way and actions of how we treat others, it has been a wonderful year. I’ll miss East Valley. And although I part without finishing all of the class of 2017, I wish that the next generations take over and find bolder ways to express positivity and encouragement in the East Valley Community. Keep on keeping on.

A photo posted by Its About You. You're Next.☯ (@thebenevolentone3) on


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