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Too often, we seem to hear about the horrible things kids say and do. So, when we learned that some students are starting a compliments movement -- pretty much the opposite of bullying, well, we couldn't help but get a little choked up.
NBC News reports kids are creating Facebook pages with titles like Queens U. Compliments, TJ (Thomas Jefferson) Compliments and Columbia Compliments, where fellow students can submit -- you guessed it -- words of kindness to their peers.
"You're the only person I know who can run a 5K with a smile on their face," one post reads. "Your style is impeccable and it looks like you're always swaggin out. You're there in the hard times and the great times and just an amazing friend who I am always happy to be around."
Another goes like this: "This is an appreciation post dedicated to your hair. Let us all marvel its beauty."
"I was really worried that people would take advantage of the system and write horrible things about their classmates and peers," Eyal Hanfling, a student at Walt Whitman High School in Bethesda, Md., who started a page for his peers, tells NBC.
Nope. Only four or five out of 1,500 comments included mean messages, he tells thing the network.
"Students were overachieving in the compliments," Hanfling tells NBC. "Someone would post a compliment, and someone else would post an even longer, even more supportive and even funnier compliment."
For his effort, Hanfling's classmates have greeted him with standing ovations, and the compliments keep pouring in, the network adds.
"I do not have enough hours in my day to copy and paste so many compliments," he tells NBC.
Let us add one more.