Konner Sauve thebenevolentone3 Instagram

High School valedictorian Konner Sauve had a surprise for all his fellow students in his graduation speech — he was the person who had been anonymously praising each and every one of the school’s 657 students on Instagram.

He created the account for “thebenevolentone3” eleven months before graduation and began commenting on pictures of each student at East Valley High in Washington state, emphasizing their best qualities.

The posts may have been about a student’s generosity and character…


…or seeing an extra special something in that student’s yearbook quote…


…or about how their shyness is balanced by their beautiful soul.”


After Konner revealed himself, the comments started pouring in to thebenevolentone3 Instagram account, praising his nearly year long effort:

“You are a champion!”

“This story made me so emotional. What a beautiful selfless thing to do for those around you.”

“I am so proud that you are part of our future. It gives me hope that my kids will have great role models to look up to.

“I knew I wanted to do something different, something to lift people up, but didn’t want to make a huge thing about it,” Konner told TODAY. “Then I figured out a way to be subtle while still inspiring them and making them feel good about themselves.”

(READ more, and see more comments, at TODAY)

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