A Chicago student used a unique approach to compliment strangers as part of a social experiment.
Blake Grigsby said he shouted compliments to random people through a megaphone in an attempt to prove that sometimes it is ok to talk to strangers.
“It was a social experiment in the sense that people don’t do it as often as they should and we wanted to see how people would handle it,” Grigsby told ABC News.
Grigsby said he gave compliments such as, “You have beautiful hair!” and “Love the shirt!” from a car in the Lincoln Park area of the Windy City.
“The reactions were just as positive as we hoped. A lot of people were really confused at first, as you’d probably expect. But then they listen and they hear the words, and they’re like, ‘Oh, thanks!'” he said, adding, “I feel like people are nervous to talk to strangers because they feel like they’ll be judged or people will dislike what they say.”
Grigsby, 20, is studying digital cinema at DePaul University.
*ABC News contributed to this report.