The two girls spend their day hurling compliments at passerbys and they had absolutely no filter on them.
Editor's note: This article was originally published on May 26, 2021. It has since been updated.
Having someone scream at you as you pass by them on the street is never a good feeling. Well, if you were being shouted at while passing the house of kids' musician Bret Turner's house, it might actually be the highlight of your day. Turner, who's also a writer, and teacher, posted on Twitter about his 5-year-old daughter and her friend shouting compliments at strangers. Yes, you heard that right. Compliments. They didn't have any other way to do it though. It was during the pandemic and the kids wanted to spread some joy and decided to compliment strangers to pass time. They had to maintain an appropriate social distance of 6 feet, so it meant they had to scream compliments at those who passed by and it's the most wholesome thing ever.
The two girls sat 6 feet apart themselves on the front porch of Turner's house and then started shouting uplifting things at strangers. Kids having no filter, meant they said the most outrageous and random things. Turner was at hand to document all of the compliments which he then posted online, creating one of the adorable threads. They complimented everything from people's hair, face, t-shirt, dog. They even sneaked in a compliment for themselves, with one of them shouting, “Your dog’s face is almost as cute as my face from when I was a baby!” During a time when the country has been facing a health and financial crisis, we need more people like those two girls. After shouting compliments for a while, they got bored and started saying the most random things to strangers, which were just as hilarious, "THIS POPSICLE IS FROM MY MOM AND DAD! MY BROTHER HAS A POPSICLE TOO, DID YOU ALSO WISH YOU HAD ONE? BECAUSE I CAN'T SHARE IT" his daughter shouted at a person.
My daughter and her neighbor friend spend a lot of the day sitting 6 feet away from the sidewalk, shouting compliments out at strangers who walk by. It's the right mood for these times.— Bret Turner (@bretjturner) April 21, 2020
Just overheard: "YOUR SHIRT MATCHES YOUR DOG AND I LIKE THAT ABOUT YOU!"
- "I DON'T KNOW IF YOU HAVE HAIR UNDER YOUR HAT BUT IF YOU DO IT'S BEAUTIFUL"— Bret Turner (@bretjturner) April 21, 2020
- "YOU SHOULD WEAR THOSE SHOES EVERY DAY BECAUSE THEY MAKE YOUR EYES SHINE LIKE THE SUN"
Oh and maybe my favorite:— Bret Turner (@bretjturner) April 21, 2020
"YOUR DOG'S FACE IS ALMOST AS CUTE AS MY FACE FROM WHEN I WAS A BABY"
She's 5, so there are occasional hiccups like "YOUR DRESS IS MUCH MORE BEAUTIFUL THAN YOUR SHOES," but the spirit of uplifting is always there.— Bret Turner (@bretjturner) April 22, 2020
One passerby asked them "aren't you supposed to be in school?" (in a gently teasing way) and my daughter said solemnly "I go to school on a computer now."— Bret Turner (@bretjturner) April 22, 2020
Killed the vibe.
Some didn't quite feel like a compliment but when you hear kids scream it at you in such an uplifting voice, it doesn't really matter.
OH and complimenting masks is a major hit: “YOUR MASK COVERS *SO* MUCH OF YOUR FACE I DON’T EVEN KNOW WHAT YOU LOOK LIKE! GREAT JOB!”— Bret Turner (@bretjturner) April 22, 2020
I love people sharing their favorite little compliments. Share more! A first grade student of mine once told me “your shirt is the color of barf. But you feel better after you barf!”— Bret Turner (@bretjturner) April 22, 2020
UPDATE: today she's grown tired of compliments, so instead she's yelling about the popsicle she's eating from the doorstep:— Bret Turner (@bretjturner) April 24, 2020
"THIS POPSICLE IS FROM MY MOM AND DAD!"
"MY BROTHER HAS A POPSICLE TOO, DID YOU ALSO WISH YOU HAD ONE? BECAUSE I CAN'T SHARE IT"
Twitter absolutely loved them, with one even asking if they could borrow them.
A three-year-old once told me "You're beautifully fat!" Her father chided her but I liked it :-)— Irina (@irinarempt) April 23, 2020
I went to get my daughter from 3rd grade one day wearing a nice wool coat, heels and a hat. One of her buddies chirped up sweetly “you look nice, but why are you dressed like a spy?”— Tracy (@TGPStyle) April 23, 2020
super cute!! My daughter told me, "Mama, you're bum feels like pudding and I love pudding!" 😭😂😪— Erica Montgomery (@EriMontgomery) April 22, 2020
My favourite, from children in the congregation: “It’s funny, you have the hair of an old grandma [I’ve gone grey] but you don’t have the face of an old grandma [I’m in my 40s].”— Avril - I stand with Palestine (@DocAvvers) April 22, 2020
I was told that my hair looked like a princess once, and a kid at work told me I looked like Rey from Star Wars. Both times I hadn't washed my hair in at least 3 days 😂😭— krispy 🌮 (@KrispyTacoBelle) April 22, 2020
My daughters friend told me ‘you walk round Sainsbury’s like you own the shop.’ I’m choosing to believe she thinks I’m confident 😂— MrsBun (@lozpophops) April 29, 2020
How much will you rent these kids out for?— Straight Outta Cabo (@ThruTheGears) April 22, 2020
I'd absolutely pay to have these wholesome kids shout at me.