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An anonymous student began a twitter account, @kindnessoflojo, in order to spread kindness and positivity around the school.

An anonymous student began a twitter account, @kindnessoflojo, in order to spread kindness and positivity around the school.

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An anonymous student began a twitter account, @kindnessoflojo, in order to spread kindness and positivity around the school.

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An anonymous student began a twitter account, @kindnessoflojo, in order to spread kindness and positivity around the school.

Gaby Garcia, Staff Reporter

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Senior Ben Young was having a bad morning on Jan. 23 due to stress from school. His day continued to go poorly in his morning electives. Then a friend of Young told him about the tweet as they were walking down the hallway. Young checked the Twitter app on his phone and saw the message of encouragement.

@bmyoung180 is so compassionate, determined, and kind. His smile lights up a room. He’s gonna make an amazing Navy Seal!”

“It was really flattering,” Young said. “It definitely made me feel better because someone complimented me and I’m not very confident in my smile. I don’t like it too much, but just the things they said it made me feel good about myself.”

Young’s compliment was the work of a pair of anonymous students who have created a Twitter account dedicated to spreading positivity to the students and staff with the handle, @kindnessoflojo. The account started on Jan. 21 and has posted more than 350 tweets.

The account’s creator agreed to be interviewed for this story under the condition of anonymity.

“I see so much negativity in the world and so much hate on Twitter and it always has bothered me that no one has combated that,” the creator of the account said. “I wanted to be able to remind people that they are loved and what others and what God sees in them.”

Despite many people requesting their names, the account creator said staying anonymous is part of the purpose.

“I feel like if my identity was revealed that it would get in the way of the Twitter account itself people would focus more on who is saying it then what is being said,” the creator said. “The reputation would be tarnished.”

The account’s creator said the amount of support the account has received was astonishing.

“It’s had some really positive feedback,” the creator said. “I started it on a Saturday morning and it really blew up from there. I had 90 followers about 24 hours after I set it up and two days later I had 290 followers.”

Sophomore Alec Welhouse is one of the many students who has received a compliment from @kindnessoflojo.

“At first it’s a shock, because you don’t know who it is but they’re so kind,” Welhouse said. “Then they started doing it more, and it’s nice to see how kind they are to everyone else.”

The account has acknowledged students of all ages. The creator tweets out both their words of encouragement as well as quotes from direct messages of students. They also encourage others to spread positivity as well. On Jan. 28, the account advised, “Be kind as often as you breathe :)”

“I think that we are surrounded with so much negativity with the media and just the way our world functions as it is,” the creator said. “We have so many standards to uphold and adhere to. I am a strong advocate of kindness and just being nice to people.”

 

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